Baleia is the only producer in the Lower Duiwenhoks River. The Baleia terroir is characterised by extremely cold winters, low rainfall and relentless summer winds coming off the ocean. This invisible force causes the struggling vine to yield a small crop of concentrated berries with thick skins which give good tannin.
The limestone-rich, hard, agglomerated soils, laden with rich, salt deposits make drip irrigation not only crucial but the timing of watering becomes and art. Baleia thrives in this environment producing wines that literally reflect the wines of rock that they are grown in.
The Baleia Wines also offers wine tasting sessions, which is the ideal day visitor experience when travelling along the N2.