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Kleinood

Home of
Tamboerskloof wines
& de Boerin
Kleinood Farm is open
Monday to Saturday
10am to 4pm

Open on Public Holidays

Closed on Sundays

Bookings:

+27 21 880 2527

tastingroom@kleinood.com

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.

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.

ii. The Wines

kleinood farm de herder 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.

Kleinood Farm Tamboerskloof Wines

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 later and only when our bees were settled, did we start harvesting the much loved de Boerin honey.

 

As the Kleinood gardens grew and became more established and bountiful, the flowers and scents brought the need to create objects and extracts that would capture the enchanting grace and beauty of each new season.

 

And so the Parfums, the frocks, the candles, the soaps, the mists, and so much more came into being.

From our home
to your home

de Boerin
The Pantry

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.

Visit The Pantry

Kleinood Farm de Boerin
de Boerin
The Florilegium

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 Parfums, the candles, the soaps, the mists and so much more came into being.

Browse Parfum

de Boerin
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 shirt and apron, mitten, frock, tea towel, blanket and bib was made by de Boerin women who wish to make real things, from real fabrics and yarns in real-time.

Peek at Garments

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iv. A Garden to
Walk in…

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.

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

v. Read our news in
De Krant

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.

Kleinood Farm

News Letter Summer 2023/4

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Summer, red violin, clear cloud, a buzz saw or cicada precedes you, the vaulted sky, smooth, shiny as an eye, and under your gaze, summer, fish from the infinite sky flattering elytron, lethargic bee belly, devilish sun, terrible and paternal…
de herder red blend by kleinood farm

introducing de herder red blend by kleinood farm

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a red blend by kleinood farm "He patiently walks the pastures in search of the best grazing for his flock." The word shepherd derives from Old English sceaphierde / sceap or sheep, and hierde meaning herder. The dutch de herder is…
Kleinood Farm

Rosé-Tinted Glasses

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Introducing: The Kleinood Tamboerskloof Katharien Syrah Rosé 2023 After each harvest, our beloved Tamboerskloof Katharien Rosé is the first wine to leave the Kleinood winery. But, don't be fooled: to make this rosey wine is a very involved process. It takes years…
The Kleinood Tamboerskloof John Spicer Syrah 2009 Artist: Beezy Baily

News Letter Spring 2023

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On a May Saturday in 1853, Emily Dickens writes to her brother, Austin:   “Today is very beautiful — just as bright, just as blue, just as green and as white, and as crimson, as the cherry trees full in…