Category Archives: Winemaker

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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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Oysters and Riesling…

As promised in our previous post, we will be running a few mouthwatering food and wine pairings up until Christmas.  Pairings to compliment our versatile range of white wines and a recipe with each dish for you to try at home. …

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The Red Lady is here to stay

For those of you who have suffered from withdrawal symptoms from the sold out Red Lady 2012, we have good news…  The Red Lady 2013 has just been released! This wine is one of our most popular wines in the …

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Bling in Spring

With winter looming longer than any Capetonian could have wished for, we are lifting the gloomy winter spirits with the announcement of some superb awards for our wines. We were privileged enough to have 2 wines selected for the prestigious …

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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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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 …

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Harvest news – Week 1 done and dusted

The first week of harvest is behind us and what a busy week it has been.  Susan and her team have been working around the clock and is very excited about the results of the first week’s harvest.  It is …