Winters Drift Tasting Station, housed in the historic Elgin station, has launched a new range of wines called 51 Miles. The first two wines launched are a Sauvignon Blanc 2014 and an Unwooded Chardonnay 2014, with a cool-climate red blend to follow in 2016. The 51 Miles wines will only be available for tasting and purchase at the Tasting Station in Elgin and via online sales on the website.
The 51 Miles wine range pays tribute to the 1902 opening of the railway line from Sir Lowry’s Pass to Caledon, which dramatically changed the face of the Overberg farming community, and passed through the Elgin station, 51 Miles from Cape Town. The Elgin Station signboard on the platform at the Winters Drift Tasting Station and Platform 1 Eatery still proudly displays the words ’51 MILES TO CAPE TOWN’.
So head out to the beautiful Elgin valley and relax ‘just off the spoor’ at the Winters Drift Tasting Station and Platform 1 Eatery. Taste the new 51 Miles and the Winters Drift wines and enjoy an alfresco railway-style lunch. Platform 1, open for breakfast and lunch Tuesday to Saturday, offers delectable seasonally-inspired, locally-sourced dishes.