Kay and Monty Vineyards is nestled in the heart of the picturesque Plett Winelands.
Originally 2 protea farms, Rondebosch & Redford, they were bought in 2004 by owner Chick Legh, an avid polo player, and subsequently converted into a polo estate. In 2008 the first vines were planted which produced their first vintages in 2012. It was then that Chick decided to name the vineyard in loving memory of his parents, Kay & Monty.
While our farm is a staggering 220 hectares, the vineyards only roll across roughly 8 hectares of resplendent hills, keeping our emphasis on being a boutique wine farm. The rest remains a fully functioning polo estate with the addition of some grazing cattle.
The vineyards currently produce from three varietals namely Sauvignon Blanc, Chardonnay and Pinot Noir, but with the recent addition of red varietals Shiraz, Mourvèdre, Grenache and Carignan, there are some exciting new wines in the pipeline to add to current offering of our Sav and MCC Champu!
Along with this, we are also excited to be planning the transformation of our barn into our new cellar where our award-winning winemaker, Anton Smal, can continue to work his magic from our own space.
The old orchid greenhouse, set at the foothills of the mountains amongst the vineyards, has been thoughtfully transformed into a beautifully balanced modern space with rustic charm. This is the perfect setting for our tasting room restaurant, as well as our events venue, which overlooks our vineyards, paddocks and dam, beyond which lies the breathtaking mountainous terrain of the Keurboom’s River Nature Reserve and Forestry. On hot summer days enjoy a light lunch made up of locally sourced fresh ingredients while enjoying the view. On colder days you can keep warm in the comfort of our two fireplaces. It’s a very social affair so bring friends and family!
Rare Earth Country House
For a relaxing escape to the Plett Winelands, we have our original farmhouse, aptly named Rare Earth Country House, which has been converted into a spacious luxury, self-catering accommodation whilst maintaining its authenticity. This sleeps 10 people in 5 double en-suite rooms with ample space to unwind by the pool, enjoy the peaceful farm life and from which the winelands can be explored.
Our tasting room restaurant is open from Wednesdays to Sundays, 11am until 4pm, with extended hours during high season. We also offer picnics on pre-arrangement.
For more information or to make your reservation, contact us on firstname.lastname@example.org or call 079 965 9779.