CLAIME D'OR is a boutique wine collection, stemming from a husband and wife's passion for wine which they wanted to share with others. With this vision in mind, Bernardo and Magriet bought a piece of land with just over 10 ha vineyard in the beautiful Robertson valley. With the rich and fruitful soil, the vineyards produce excellent grapes, resulting in wine of superb quality.
The Name
"CLAIME D'OR" is created by combining a French and an English word to refer to a special piece of earth appropriated by the partners, yet acknowledging/honouring the original name of the land.The original name of the farm was "Goldmine”. "D'OR" is "gold" in French. The English word "CLAIM" refers to "a right or title to something [also mining claim]; a piece of land."

Where are we located?
The farm is located in Robertson on the R317 (from Robertson on route to Bonnievale) in the "Goudmyn" area (so called because of the high prices which the ground here has traditionally fetched) in the Robertson Valley. The farm lies within the valley that surrounds the Breede River. The vineyards are set off by mountains and blue skies.

Robertson is in the heart of Route 62 (the longest wine route in the world). With its spectacular scenery, Victorian buildings, jacaranda-lined streets and beautiful gardens it has become one of the most attractive Cape Winelands' towns.
Robertson Soils
The soils of the Robertson Wine Valley are quite variable, but can be grouped into two main categories:
• Soil derived from transported material which includes the sandy and loamy alluvial soil, as well as the red clay loam and clay "Karoo" soils.
• Residual soils which include the shale soils of the Malmesbury and Bokkeveld soil families. The red clay loam and clay Karoo soils are the most dominant soil types in the wine valley and are often very calcareous. The water holding capacity of these soils is very good and the potential of growing quality wine on these soils are very high. The water holding capacity of the shale soils depend on the state of weathering. On the highly weathered sites the water holding capacity is excellent. On sites where weathering has not been that advanced, the water holding capacity varies from moderate to low.