Clermont Farm and Vineyards
Clermont is a working farm consisting of vineyards, plum orchards and an olive grove. The farm is nearly 25 Acres in size and was once part of the farm Champagne that was originally developed by the Huguenot settlers.
The vineyard consists of various plantings, notably Chardonnay, Sauvignon Blanc, Shiraz and Merlot. Our vines range in age with the oldest being over 30 years old and maintaining a great balance in terms of growth and yield. A high canopy protects the grapes from sunburn and ecologically sensitive farming methods are used to ensure a minimal impact on our environment.
Our vineyards supply grapes to several well known Franschhoek wine producers and we are proud of the part our fruit plays in showcasing some of Franschhoek’s finest wines. Clermont also produces its own wonderful wines, Sauvignon Blanc and Shiraz, both of which are available for sale at the guesthouse or through our online store.
The plum orchard produces delicious Laetitia and Sungold plums of export-quality that find their way to the markets of Europe. The plum season starts with the beautiful blossoms appearing in early spring that is a sight to behold, before growing and being harvested usually in the mid-summer around January and February. At this time of year our plums are a feature part of the scrumptious breakfasts at Auberge Clermont.