OUR RICH HERITAGE
Freedom Hill Vineyards opened its cellar doors in November 2004. Situated on the slopes of the Wemmershoek Mountain, the historic winery lies between Franschhoek and Paarl.
The colourful history of the farm dates back to 1699, when it was part of the farm La Paris, which had been obtained by the French Huguenot, Francois Retief, in 1699. The original farm measured 414 hectares and was subsequently subdivided into 11 portions.
It was in 1997 that Francois Klomp, an engineer by profession, and his wife, Adila, fell in love with this beautiful 82-hectare farm. They named it Klompzicht and, combining their talents with those of a small, inspired team, set out to develop it into what has become a model boutique estate.
Their wine range derives its name from the fact that the vineyards overlook the legendary Victor Verster prison (now the Drakenstein correctional services facility), where the late, former President Nelson Mandela took his first steps to freedom.