About Us

Gantouw Farm is situated in the Sir Lowrys Pass overlooking False Bay. In days gone by the Pass was known as Gantouw (Elands) Pass by the Khoisan people who hunted the beautiful antelope in the area. The Pass was also one of the main wagon trails to the interior of the country and the tracks of the wagons can still be seen along the old pass. The Farm enjoys sweeping views over False Bay but also endures extreme weather conditions including high winds and above average rainfall.

When the owners, James and Linky Smith purchased the farm in 2005 some of the existing Merlot vines were removed and Mission, Luccino and Frantoia olive trees were planted. The oil is cold pressed extra virgin and won a Gold Award at the 2013 SA Olive Awards. The wine maker is Yves Musfeld who has a BSc in Viticulture and winemaking experience in Spain, California and South Africa.