The Goose

UPPER-LANGKLOOF, SOUTH AFRICA

The name on the Farm’s Title Deed is “Ganzekraal” which means “Goose Enclave”. The farm and surrounding area was given the name over a century ago when Wild Geese from the area flew down during the day to rest in the cattle and sheep closures. They would forage on the seeds and pips in the feed, while the animals were out on pasture. This behaviour was especially prevalent during the times of drought.

Now more than 100 years later golfer Retief Goosen introduced the world to his unique wines from his farm in the Upper-Langkloof valley on the Garden Route of South Africa. There are 5 large dams on the farm that host various Water Fowl, including the “Spur-Winged Geese”, Africa’s largest and heaviest fresh water Geese and 'The Goose' used this as the logo for his wine company.