Home of Tamboerskloof wines & de Boerin olive oil

i. This is the farm
Kleinood

Kleinood is a small farm with just twelve hectares of arable land. Of these, ten hectares are devoted to vines, with the remaining two under olive trees. The rest of the farm is left wild or planted with fynbos, roses and vegetables.

Kleinood

What's in a name?

Everything on and about Kleinood is rooted in the history of our family as well as in the Cape and the Boland, because we believe that it is important to belong, to have a heritage and to take care of the things that came before us and that put us here. Naming something is giving it an identity of its own in terms of its origin and the world in which it has to find its way.

Thus, we named the
farm Kleinood;

the Afrikaans word from Dutch and
German origin, meaning something
small and precious.

We chose to call our wines Tamboerskloof after the suburb in Cape Town where we lived before moving to Kleinood. It is here, in this suburb, against Signal Hill, where our children were born and grew up and where the dream of Kleinood began.

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ii. The Wines

De Villiers families have left deep footprints in the history of the South African wine industry through the centuries. Tamboerskloof wines from Kleinood are no exception.

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iii. De Boerin
of Goodly Things

Because of the nature of Kleinood, where everything happens organically and often by pure coincidence, the acclaimed de Boerin Extra Virgin Olive oil was originally the only de Boerin product. De Boerin Verjus followed a few years later and only when our bees were settled did we start harvesting and bottling the much loved de Boerin honey. Then, in 2017, de Boerin created the Kleinood Eau de Parfum from the gardens of Kleinood.

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iv. A Garden to
Walk in...

When driving down he narrow dust road, fringed with Sage wood trees and Wisteria, to the de Villiers family home and winery, one soon realises that Kleinood is not only about wine.

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  • “A little garden in which to walk, and immensity in which to dream. At one’s feet that which can be cultivated and plucked; over head that which one can study and meditate upon: some flowers on earth and all the stars in the sky.” Victor Hugo

    — Victor Hugo

    v. The Kleinood
    Komposjaart Artist
    Residency

    Artist-run residency on the farm Kleinood.

    The Komposjaart Residency is an artist-run space with no formal interference or involvement from the owners. We seek to support free creative practice and to provide a space for artists in which they may work in a safe place close to nature and away from the distractions of city life and the daily grind.

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    vi. Read our news in
    De Koerant

    Get up to date on the goings-on of Kleinood; what we’ve been up to, what inspires us and where we’re going next.

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