& de Boerin
i. This is the farm
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.
Thus, we named the
the Afrikaans word from Dutch and German origin, meaning “something small and precious”.
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.
iii. De Boerin
of Goodly Things
Produce from Kleinood farm tended and harvested by capable hands and made with generosity and care.
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.
A gathering of flowers, or collection of fine extracts from the Kleinood gardens.
As the Kleinood gardens grew and became more bountiful with each new spring, the flowers and scents brought the need to create objects and extracts that capture the delight and beauty of these enchanting moments. And so the Eau de Parfum, the candles, the soaps, the mists and so much more came into being.
From times when people still had time
Because made by hand matters the mindfulness, the simplicity and one pair of nimble hands.
Since its small beginnings, Kleinood has taken pride in the hands that make it grow. It has become part of the ethos of living close to and off the land. Thus everything de Boerin has to offer is made individually and by hand. Every apron, mitten, frock, blanket and bib was made by de Boerin women who wish to make real things, from real fabrics and yarns in real-time.
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iv. A Garden to
When driving down the 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.