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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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White Mischief wins Top 100 SA Wines Award

The major fine-wine only event in SA launches the 2015 Top 100 SA winning wines results and our Vrede en Lust White Mischief 2014 did us proud with an accolade. Our newly released Vrede en Lust White Mischief 2014 is a 6-cultivar white blend made from selected grapes from our Casey’s Ridge Elgin vineyard. It showcases […]

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and the winner is…

The moment many of our Vrede en Lust wine lovers have been waiting for, is finally here.  A few months ago we ran a competition on our social media, mailing list and to Vrede en Lust wine club members, prompting them to suggest a name for our new Rhone blend which was due for release in the new year. […]

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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, in her 7 years as winemaker with us, as a pregnant lady and this time […]

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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. I’ve spent some time with LUST patron chef, Jean Pierre Smith and together we’ve searched […]