On a balmy summer afternoon, walking along the dam wall planted with Cape Fynbos, indigenous grasses and reeds and overlooking the vineyards, formal gardens and olive groves, I was seduced into the project that was to become Kleinood Eau de Parfum. I wanted to capture this little farm, with all it stands for, through the scent that hung in the air at that moment and on so many other late afternoons. I wanted, not only to capture the scent, but also, the heat, the breeze, the sounds, the peacefulness and the warm nurturing soil underfoot.
On Kleinood we have always put terroir first in the wine we make. So too, it is ever present in our olive oil and honey. Why then, if one could taste terroir, could one not wear it and smell it and smell of it?