Be free as a bird at Kranskop. Travel high up into the Langeberg to f ind this mountainous wine farm. The prolific birdlife is living proof of its natural vineyard practices; birds of prey regularly carve through the sky and there are nests of every shape and size suspended in the trees. Winemaker and owner Newald Marais is something of an industry legend. He has over 30 years of experience, and is now pouring his heart into his very own boutique wine farm offering a variety of single-cultivar wines. This is just the place to admire the winery’s namesake. A single hill, Kranskop rises above the Klaasvoogds meander. DON’T FORGET TO TRY THE TANNAT. THEY MAKE AN EXCELLENT WINE FROM THIS UNUSUAL CULTIVAR.