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Shedding a light on load shedding

“Load shedding is a measure of last resort to prevent the collapse of the power system country-wide.  When there is insufficient power station capacity to supply the demand (load) from all the customers, the electricity system becomes unbalanced, which can cause it to trip out country-wide (a blackout), and which could take days to restore.” […]


Harvest 2015 – earliest start in 18 years

The 2015 harvest at Vrede en Lust is now in full swing.  Due to the fact that 2014 was the hottest summer since 1985(!) we had to start our harvest much earlier than anticipated this year.  Luckily Susan and her team were ready for this when the first Simonsberg-Paarl Chardonnay were ready last Thursday.  The […]

Beautiful Pinot Grigio

Halfway there!

  We have been quiet since our first harvest post…but with good reason:)  It’s been an amazingly busy few weeks of harvest and we are gradually making up for the late start of harvest. Susan is doing her second harvest, in her 7 years as winemaker with us, as a pregnant lady and this time […]