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Iona Wine Farm in the Elgin Valley
Greater Cape Town

The wines of Iona come from a dramatically unique site in the Cape Winelands. The vineyards are on a mountain plateau 420 metres above sea level, surrounded by the Kogelberg Nature Reserve, and overlooking the Atlantic Ocean. In a country where cool sites are precious, these vineyards are like gold – the grapes ripening up to two months later than other Cape vineyards and in perfect balance. Iona is South Africa's coolest vineyard site.

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Tags: iona; wine; wine; elgin; elgin; grabouw; western cape; grabouw; elgin valley
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