Category Archives: Owners Say

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What’s in a name…

For the first time ever we would like you, our loyal fan and wine drinker to help us choose a name for our newest release.  This beautiful wine is a Rhone blend of Grenache, Shiraz and Viognier, all harvested from our Vrede en …

Artisan Cab Shiraz 2010

Special wines for special customers

In 2009 we created the Vrede en Lust Artisan Range to achieve two main objectives: Rare, limited production wines for our wine club members. Wines made in small quantities and not available in retail nor restaurants. The opportunity for Susan …

May, Susan & Etienne in Gaungzhou, China

2012: a Watershed year for Vrede en Lust

Happy New Year! We hope that 2013 will be a great year for you and your loved ones, with plenty of happiness, good health and friendship. Hope to see you on the farm and if not, at least at one …

ESCOM Graph Nov 2012

So happy we have gone Solar!

Eskom has outlined its electricity price hikes for the next 15 years and it is an ugly picture! The Financial Director of Eskom,  Paul O’Flaherty, outlined Eskom’s longer term plans and assumptions to parliament  this week. Here is a quote …

Visitors Votes for Favourite Wines on Show for 850+ wines from 170 wineries

4 wines in the Top-10 at RMB WineX Johannesburg!

WineX is the largest of the fine wine shows held annually in Gauteng and Cape Town. This year WineX Gauteng ran from the 24th to the 26th of October at the Sandton Convention Center. 170 Wineries participated and more than …

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Vrede en Lust goes Solar!

The Vrede en Lust winery, in the beautiful Franschhoek wine valley, has commissioned MLT Drives (Pty) Ltd of Cape Town to install a 218 KWp solar power plant. The leading edge photo-voltaic (PV) solar plant will generate 374,000 kWh annually, enough …

May, Susan & Etienne in Gaungzhou, China

Welcome to May Wu, our first international employee!

We are very happy to welcome May Wu (Wu, Meijun for those who understand the Chinese way of stating a name) to the Vrede en Lust team! May, pictured above with Susan and Etienne at a wine show in Guangzhou …

Vrede en Lust Harvest Team 2012

Etienne Buys promoted to Managing Partner

Congratulation to Etienne Buys who has been promoted to the General Manager and Managing Partner of Vrede en Lust! Etienne has been a partner in the partnership since 1998 with specific responsibility for all the farming activities including the vineyards …

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A much more ‘French’ Bastille this year

Franschhoek Wine Valley, our local tourism organization,  has concluded some very interesting twinning agreements in recent years. Under CEO Jenny Prinsloo’s watch we have reached twinning agreements with Napa Valley (USA of course) and with the Rhône-Alpes Region in France. To …

VinExpo HK May 2012

VinExpo Asia 2012

Whilst our main focus remains on the South African domestic wine market, Anneke and I had the privilege of participating in the recent VinExpo Asia wine show in Hong Kong. We have previously done 2 Hong Kong International Wine & …