Category Archives: Harvest

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Harvest 2014 – the end of a fruitful season

The signs of Autumn are all around us. The vineyards are multi coloured and leaves are falling as the days get cooler.  Hard to believe that we still had grapes hanging two weeks ago. It seems almost far fetched as so much …

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Harvest 2014 (it is not over just yet)

Our vineyard team harvested the last of our Cabernet Sauvignon from Casey’s Ridge vineyards in Elgin on Tuesday.  There will be no late or noble late harvest from Casey’s Ridge in 2014.  It would be nice to believe that the …

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The home stretch of the 2014 harvest has just become a bit longer with the current and predicted rain!

  During the next two weeks grapes will be  harvested from all 3 of our properties, with the last grapes coming in from Casey’s Ridge during April 2014. Rain during harvest is not usually seen as a good thing but …

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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, …

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Harvest 2014 kicks off with a slow start

Hard to believe but harvest 2014 is here and Susan and her team is hard at work in the vineyards and cellar. This year started off slower than we initially anticipated but Susan is predicting that once it gets going …

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Harvest Festival 2014 – Book now!

Join us for our annual harvest festival as we pull out all the stops to impress our guests! Date: 15 March 2014 Time: 09:00am – 15:00am Price:  R450/person (including all entertainment, food and wine on the day) R400/person (Vrede en Lust Wine …

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Harvest news -the end is in sight…

700 tons!  This is a record for Vrede en Lust and the most grapes we’ve taken into the cellar to date. All our white grapes are now in the cellar and we are just waiting for the last bit of …

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Harvest News

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. …

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The Vrede en Lust annual Harvest Festival

On the 2nd of March we celebrated our annual harvest festival with the most perfect weather we could wish for.  The harvest festival is an exclusive event held annually to thank our wine club members for their continued support throughout …

Etienne and Norman discussing the next load of grapes to come in.

Harvest news – week 2

Week two has been one of hard work, amazing quality grapes and a lot of attention to detail.  Up to date we have harvested 173 tons of grapes and all our Pinotage and Chardonnay is done for the season.  This …