Upland Wine Estate

Upland Wine Estate is an organic wine farm. What makes Upland unique is the dedication of its owners. For the past eleven years, Dr Edmund Oettlé and his wife, Elsie, have faithfully implemented organic farming techniques. As Edmund says, for him, 'Organic is primarily philosophical as opposed to agricultural.' Organic farming needs to be economically viable and sustainable in the long term and therefore making use of natural fertilizers and pest control is not a quick-fix solution, but rather a slow, sustainable process. The Upland motto plays on the words 'our products don't 'Cost the Earth' and the Oettlé's believe whole-heartedly in the need to be good stewards of the resources which Upland has been blessed with. The farming techniques they employ have resulted in a vast improvement and richness in the soil, which is reflected in the robustness of their wines.
ProvinceWestern Cape
CountrySouth Africa
Telephone+27 82 731 4774


Level 1
Footprint: 78.7 tonnes C02e
Period: October 2009 - October 2010