Central to the success of the wine and farming business is the Cluver Family – a close-knit group with a visionary, pioneering spirit.
Paul Cluver Wines is situated in Elgin on the De Rust estate, a property in the family since 1896. Dr. Cluver has long been a supporter of conservation projects, officially undertaking projects of his own on the estate from 1970.
Paul Cluver Wines also forms part of the Kogelberg Biosphere Reserve area, the first Biosphere Reserve to be declared in southern Africa and forms part of UNESCO’s world-wide network of Biosphere Reserves.
The property has 3 types of vegetation: Elgin Shale, Western Ruens Shale and Kogelberg Sandstone, the first two of which are critically endangered. Paul Cluver Wines is a member of the Green Mountain Eco Route – specifically focused on developing tourism linked to biodiversity values – with the motto “blending wine and biodiversity”.