& 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.
Kleinood Farm is open
Monday to Saturday
from 10am to 4pm
for wine tasting &
a seasonal platter.
+27 21 880 2527
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
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
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
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
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 Parfums, 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 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.
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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.
“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
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