In 2001, Founder and CEO Martin Venter flew over the Paarl-Franschhoek Valley and saw the ideal location alongside the Berg River for his family home. Looking down on the run-down wine farm, first started by Abraham Andries le Roux in 1783, he suddenly knew that this place had potential and that the land needed to be brought back to life.
Translated from French, Val de Vie means ‘Valley of Life’, and the location of the estate echoes this. Perfectly framed by the Drakenstein and Simonsberg mountains, the estate is nestled in a rare but strategic position with ample natural water supply and enjoys a Mediterranean climate.
Val de Vie Estate has always been different to other estates. At the heart of the concept is an estate that offers diversity to its residents. Authentic country living within close proximity to top schools, an international airport and a short drive from global tourist attractions, the estate offers it all. What started out as a polo and wine estate, evolved to a lifestyle estate and is today a leader in wellness estates.