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Challenging season for the SA Wine Industry – Harvest Update (part 2)

Challenging conditions led to a reduced wine grape crop for South African producers in 2016, but grapes were healthy and concentrated flavours promise good wines. “Although the crop is smaller, the industry still managed to reach higher productions than initially expected following a season characterised by abnormal heat and water shortages,” says Francois Viljoen, manager […]

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Winter Baking Course at Lust Bistro set to delight and inspire budding bakers

As the seasons change and days become cooler, the kitchen inevitably beckons anew for home cooks to conjure up heart-warming baked treats. Lust Bistro, the ever-popular bistro and bakery on Vrede en Lust Estate that has long captivated foodies with its innovative and delicious offerings, now presents an exciting opportunity for aspiring master bakers to […]

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Vrede en Lust launch ‘Vinified by the Sun’ logo

Pioneering wine farm Vrede en Lust, on the outskirts of the magnificent Franschhoek Valley, is ringing in the new year on an innovative note. In addition to the release of two exceptional wines, this popular winery is introducing its new Vinified by the Sun  logo, celebrating its commitment to clean, renewable energy and environmental sustainability. The Vinified by […]

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Lust Bistro nominated for a KLINK Award!

It’s KLINK season and that means that it’s time for you, the consumer, to make your opinion count in the fourth annual KLINK Wine Tourism Awards. This year Lust Bistro & Bakery has been nominated in the ‘Beyond Expectations’ category. Situated between the KLINK Award for casual dining-style, country cuisine and fine dining – this […]

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Gearing up for Cape Wine 2015

The Cape Wine international trade show is the flagship business showcase of the South African wine industry and is presented at the CTICC (Cape Town International Convention Centre) every three years by WOSA (Wines of South Africa). This event is a highlight on the South African wine industry’s business calendar and it’s the most successful […]

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Vrede en Lust releases flagship wines

Vrede en Lust released four new flagship vintages in the Vrede en Lust range, the cellar’s well-known range with its easy recognisable, striking black labels. The Vrede en Lust Kogelberg Chenin Blanc 2013, from a first ever Chenin Blanc vineyard in the Elgin Valley, was released together with the Vrede en Lust Pinot Noir 2014, […]