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Doolhof Labyrinth

The Labyrinth

The Labyrinth

In Greek mythology, the Labyrinth was an elaborate structure constructed for King Minos of Crete and designed by the legendary artificer Daedalus to hold the Minotaur, a creature that was half man and half bull and which was eventually killed by the Athenian hero Theseus. Daedalus had made the labyrinth so cunningly that he himself could barely escape.

Labyrinths, as opposed to mazes, offer only one entry and exit point – a single pathway to the centre. Since time immemorial Labyrinths have been utilised as a form of meditation. By focusing on the pathway and the intricate turns one calms the mind and realigns the thoughts.

When Settlers first set sight on the Estate in the early 18th Century they noted the many hills and vales and aptly named it Doolhof, which means labyrinth in Afrikaans. Today, this labyrinthine topography is put to use in the placement of our vineyards, thereby taking advantage of the many micro-climates and terroirs which are ultimately expressed in the Doolhof Estate wines.

You are invited to enter the Labyrinth and experience the magic of Doolhof.