Sustainable Farming at Lomond
“In 1999, having been involved with farming deciduos fruit in the Elgin valley for 12 years, I was looking for a new farming venture, with virgin soils and a sustainable climate, when I drove into the defined Uilkraalsriver valley, I was blown away by the uniqueness of the area, this was the start of Lomond.” – Owner Wayne Gabb
The first vines were planted at Lomond in 2000 and currently 120 hectares of vineyard have been developed. The first Lomond wines were released in 2005.
All the vineyards are farmed according to the Integrated Production of Wine (IPW) set of eco- sustainable principles. Lomond is also a member of the Biodiversity & Wine Initiative, in recognition of its efforts to rehabilitate indigenous habitat on the farm. The property covers 1 100 hectares with 350 hectares allocated for cultivation to vine. The Lomond dam a central focal point of the farm has a surface area of 110 hectares.with the remainder of the farm being set aside for conservation. The farm employs pressure-compensated drip irrigation in the vineyards with scheduling planned according to soil type and moisture levels, resulting in considerable water savings.