|Monday to Friday:
|09h30 – 16h00
10h00 – 14h30
10h00 – 14h30 excluding Good Friday, 25 & 26 December & New Year
|Proprietor: Karusa Partnership
Estate Manager: Theo Landman
Cellar Master: Jacques Conradie
Viticulturist: Jacques Conradie; Theo Landman
Marketing: Jacques Conradie; Saretha Conradie
PRO: Saretha Conradie
|Area under vines: 10 ha
Brands: Karusa Lifestyle Collection; Reserve Collection; Karoo Classique Collection
Wines: Selection of white wines, terroir driven red wines and hand-crafted beer.
Wine Tourism: Wine tasting and sales. Light lunches.
More about us
Karusa is set at the foothill of the majestic Swartberg. The vineyards are grown at 550 m altitude on a direct south facing hillside on weathered colluvium soil. It is the only private winery on route to the world renowned Cango Caves.
This unique exposition of terroir produces wines of complexity, character and distinction and is handcrafted by our cellar master to ensure its full potential.
This specialist producer with an organic approach to viticulture and winemaking prides itself on being a dynamic, innovative and leading premium producer in the region while respecting and encouraging a sustainable approach towards the natural elements.
Deli @ Karusa
Our wine garden with the great Swartberg Mountains as a backdrop is the perfect site to savour our exquisite wines and hand-crafted beer over a relaxed tapas-style lunch.
The Karoo Victorian-style homestead and relaxed atmosphere creates that tranquil “Karoo feeling”. Mix and match your Karoo Tapas lunch selection, perfectly complimented by a crisp white or rose – perfect for those warm Karoo days. From ostrich carpachio and Karoo olives with fresh bread and a variety of cheese – a sensual experience of the Karoo with locally produced delicatessen being used throughout.
Meet the winemaker
Jacques Conradie is a partner and winemaker for Karusa Vineyards in Oudtshoorn. He describes himself as a lifelong student, constantly inquisitive, reading, exploring, creating and experimenting.
His favourite wine from Karusa
Karusa Double Black Petite Sirah. Its unique – non commercial and fits the extreme climate of the Klein Karoo – and its everything that wine snobs do not want! Pitch black, intensely aromatic with overripe jammy and black spice flavours, a huge tannic wine and over extracted with a 14.5%+ alcohol – not for the faint hearted wine drinker and winner of the Unusual Red Wine Trophy at the 2013 Klein Karoo/Southern Cape Bottled Wine Show.
Fact about Jacques you probably did not know
I live (and love) my hobby of winemaking…for a sideline brewing craft beer is my pet project with the production of red wine vinegar and making artisan cheese in the near future….