alpaca-millAbout Quenti Alpaca

We live in an old restored Cape Dutch homestead dated around 1715 near the town of Wellington about 100km from Cape Town. Coming from a background of food development and distribution, we had an enormous amount to learn about farming alpaca and processing their fibre. Our first 12 alpaca arrived from Chile in 2009 and the herd has now grown to around 150 animals. We have three rescued donkeys from the Donkey Sanctuary in McGregor and a motley collection of chickens which supply our eggs.

The name Quenti is a South American Quechu word meaning "sunbird" – a particular favourite of ours which frequents our garden.

We have a small mill in a converted barn to process our fibre and hope over time, to make both knitted and woven garments and home wear.

 

  • breeding
    Breeding
  • general-care
    General Care
  • shearing
    Shearing
  • washing
    Washing
  • picking
    Picking
  • carding
    Carding
  • drafting
    Drafting
  • spinning
    Spinning
  • plying
    Plying
  • steaming
    Steam