How we began

In early 2001, we took on a beautiful farm along the Bot River Wine Route, having seen the incredible potential of this fertile land. This farm grew into the reputable PaardenKloof Wine Estate name that many now know and love. So, naturally, we wanted to share this love in the best possible way. Enter, Ecology Lifestyle Farm.

Originally designed to showcase our PaardenKloof wines, it has now grown into the interesting and versatile farm that it is today. As PaardenKloof’s range of products grew, so did Ecology.

It has now become the platform from which we showcase our single vineyard wines, single varietal handcrafted boutique wines, quality, and indigenous Proteas and Fynbos plants, and other farm-fresh produce from the PaardenKloof farm.

Alongside our “big sister” brand, Ecology also offers a fully licensed restaurant and events venue, set amongst wildlife and fynbos. This idyllic location is perfect for weddings, conferences and other functions and our menu is one to remember.

The farm is also family-friendly, with a bustling petting-zoo at the end of the lawn, next to a beautiful play area.

Behind the logo

Our Ecology logo is as culturally authentic as it gets, taking inspiration from the ancient Khoisan symbols for earth, wind and water. Combined in our version of a seed pod, it represents our desire to grow from, and combine with, nature and an environmentally aware farm-lifestyle – a lifestyle and outlook that we wish to share with everyone.