An amazing, busy week in the cellar and everyone is working full steam! So far, we have harvested just over 380 tons which means we are about halfway now, but this is usually when the busiest time is among us. As all the Capetonians will know, Monday was an absolute scorcher and those super hot days will always make it just that little bit harder on everyone. Wednesday was probably our busiest day of harvest so far and we took 43tons into the cellar of which 7tons was Sauvignon Blanc and the rest Merlot and Shiraz. Last year was the first time we released our single vineyard Artisan Range Kogelberg Chenin Blanc which has proved to be one of our very popular wines. This wine’s grapes arrived from Elgin on Thursday and the quality is outstanding! From this week the reds are also coming steadily into the cellar and we are now busy with Shiraz, Merlot and Cabernet Sauvignon.
From now on there is nothing pretty about harvesting anymore … I sneaked a peek into the cellar yesterday as the team was busy with pressing and was really overwhelmed by all the hard-work happening in the cellar. Here, there are no difference between men and women – everyone is doing their part and everyone has to do the heavy lifting and shifting:)