• Fighting for Fynbos

    Happy New Year, everyone. What a year it was. For many, ourselves included, 2020 brought challenges unlike anything experienced before. And while we welcome the new beginning – 2021 is a blank canvas rather than a solution. What we make of it is entirely up to us.

    In November last year we introduced you to Princess. Together, with the help of your Sauvignon Blanc orders, we were able to hire her and her team for 12 weeks.

    In this time they cleared thousands of alien plants that had all but won the fight with the indigenous fynbos. Today, 12 of the 16 hectare, high-priority section on Lomond has been saved.

    A quick walk through the cleared area makes it clear why these efforts are so critical. Within 20 minutes of exploration, 8 different indigenous fynbos species ranging from Critically Endangered to Vulnerable were identified. Every one of them is facing decreasing populations with the #1 reason the same: habitat loss due to alien plant species.

    Leucadendron elimense – Status: Endangered, Population: Decreasing
    Protea aspera – Status: Vulnerable, Population: Decreasing
    Leucospermum prostratum – Status: Vulnerable, Population: Decreasing
    Osyris speciosa – Status: Vulnerable, Population: Decreasing
    Protea subulifolia – Status: Threatened, Population: Decreasing
    Leucospermum hypophyllocarpodendron – Status: Vulnerable, Population: Decreasing
    Serruria rubricaulis – Status: Near threatened, Population: Decreasing
    Aulax umbellata – Status: Near threatened, Population: Decreasing

    With 4 more hectares still to go, the fight doesn’t stop there. All of these sections now need to be revisited several times to stop any new alien growth or risk falling right back into the dire conditions they were in just a few months ago.

    The fight against aliens is daunting. It is thankless. And it is hard work. However, it’s worth it. Our goal is to keep Princess and her team employed and fighting into 2021.

    If you are able, we ask that you join us in this fight and help us protect South Africa’s beautiful fynbos for generations to come.

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  • 2020 Lomond Open Water Swim

    13 December, 2020

    Finish your year well by participating in the Lomond Open Water Swim taking place on Sunday 13 December 2020!

    Whilst you are very close to South Africa’s Great White Shark capital, you will be safe while swimming in a beautiful freshwater dam surrounded by vineyards and fynbos valleys. An absolute treat as swimming in this dam is only allowed at these events.

    This is a Swimming South Africa Sanctioned event organized with the Western Cape Aquatics Open Water Board giving the opportunity to our Athletes to gain qualifying times for SA OWS Nationals.

  • Lomond Partners with De Hoop Vlei MTB

    November 20-22, 2020

    The 2020 De Hoop Vlei MTB Experience (Guided MTB ride)  is taking place on the 20th to the 22nd of November. Mountain bikers are encouraged to bring their families along for the adventure. The De Hoop Collection offers not only amazing food, and luxury accommodation (not included with entry fee) but also provides the close encounter wildlife viewing for which the nature reserve has become famous. Entries for the De Hoop Vlei Experience 2020 (Guided MTB ride) are limited, secure your spot for the ultimate experience…

  • 4th Annual Lomond Triathlon

    The 2020 Lomond Triathlon is going ahead.
    And we have joined forces with the guys who brought you the Cross Tri Challenge and cannot wait to welcome you for the 4th edition of the Lomond Triathlon on 12 December 2020.

    Limited entries will be available for this year’s event.
    As a previous participant of our events, you can enter now before entries open to the general public (Thursday at 12:00pm).

    This year we are also introducing a KIDS event, in association with Orca, for kids from 6-14 years of age. The event will take place after the Full and Sprint events to ensure parents are available to support.

  • Farm Family

    It’s times like these that really re-set one’s perspective. While wine is our job, this farm is our life. Our Lomond team may be incredibly diverse, but we are a family because we share this fact. In an effort to focus on the positive during these challenging times – we’d like to take the next few weeks to introduce you to our #FarmFamily. These are the unsung heroes of Lomond and we hope you’ll join us in lifting a glass to them. Cheers!

    Farm Manager – Koos Groenewald

    Cellar Hand – Michek Veruveru