The Wine Estate

Packwood is a small garageist style wine estate in Harkerville – equidistant from Plettenberg Bay and Knysna, based on a large country estate it is ideal for those who like to get off the beaten track,  sip and savour our unique wines and homemade farmhouse cheese lunch served in beautiful surroundings with a relaxed atmosphere,   Packwood is a member of the Plettenberg Bay Winelands Association

Packwood is a member of The Plett winelands

Owners, Peter and Vicky Gent originally farmers from England fell in love with Packwood whilst on honeymoon in 97, what started as a baron piece of land  after years of hard work, today is a beautiful dairy and wine farm with country house accommodation

The vineyard was planted in 2006 to, Pinot noir, Chardonnay and Sauvignon Blanc.  The vines are on a gently rolling hill 330 metres above sea level at the highest point of the farm, facing the sun and the sea.

The meso climate provided a challenging and exciting location to plant the cooler cultivars and by 2006 only the 2nd vineyard in the area

Packwood wines have been recognised since 2009, Vicky began with viticulture and then moved in to winemaking in 2013 -2018 with the relentless support of her husband Pete and team Packwood.   In 2018 a new winemaker was appointed, to expand the range and broaden the horizons, fresh ideas and experience from working in South Africa, New Zealand and California with cool climate cultivars.

Our farm like most farms is off the beaten track on the road less travelled only 6 kilometres from the N2, if you enjoy wine and a little explore at the same time then  pop in for  a wine tasting and a homemade farmhouse cheese lunch.