Silvermist is a family owned Organic Wine Estate situated on the upper most slopes of of the Constantia Wine Route. The conversion to Wine Estate was inspired by Gregory Brink Louw who has worked tirelessly over 18 years to create the only Organically Certified Wine Estate in the Constantia Valley. The invasive alien trees were cleared by hand and the wood is reused in the building, wooden decking as well as featured art in Silvermist Hotel.
It took Gregory and his trusty team 3 months to chop down the trees for the Single Organic Vineyard, 3 years to pick up the wood and 10 years before sipping the fruits of their labour as the first bottle of Silvermist Organic Sauvignon Blanc 2010 vintage was released. The sweet taste of passionate perseverance.
His life ethos has been incorporated into his craft to create classic Constantia Wines in a sustainable and responsible manner. Greg has a simple, yet purist approach to wine-making and believes everything is a product of its environment. The vines are gown without the need for irrigation nor artificial chemicals, pesticides, herbicides or fertilizers used during the farming or wine making process.