House of Krone

Located at 125 kilometers from Cape Town, the historic Twee Jonge Gezellen farm in Tulbagh is the home of Krone, a collection of notable, vintage-only South African Méthode Cap Classiques made from grapes grown and night-harvested in this distinctive terroir.

When a pair of adventurous men founded a Tulbagh farm in 1710, the locals began to refer to it as “the farm owned by two young bachelors” – Twee Jonge Gezellen – and the name has stuck for over 300 years.

Twee Jonge Gezellen’s vineyards run up the eastern slopes of the Saronsberg Mountain. The mountain is also known as “the rainmaker” thanks to the rain-shadow effect created by the peak. Protected from the buffeting of the Cape’s summer South-Easter, the elevated vineyards are also raised from the heat of the valley floor and benefit from the cool air flow that descends the mountain slopes by night.