The first title deeds for Alto farm date back as far as 1693, but it was only in 1919 that the estate was entirely given over to vineyard. Father and son team, Hennie and Manie Malan, had great foresight in recognising that the farm’s diversity and terroir were perfect for the production of full-bodied red wines. With the cool sea breeze from False Bay, warm afternoon sunshine hitting the Northern slopes, varying ranges of altitude and mostly decomposed granite soils, it is easy to see why the area belongs to an area known as the ‘Golden Triangle.’  Five successful winemakers and many awards later, Alto Estate is still going strong.