Tag Archives: Caseys Ridge

Looking up at the Simonsberg across the Shiraz blocks 10 and 11

Getting ready for Harvest 2012

The 2012 harvest is rapidly approaching. We expect to start harvesting the first grapes during early February. The first grapes in are normally Chardonnay from the Simonsberg-Paarl vineyards and Pinotage for our Jess Rosè, also from our Simonsberg-Paarl vineyard. The …

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3 new wines for summer!

We have just released 3 new wines for summer 2011/2012. This includes new 2011 vintages of the Sauvignon Blanc from our Casey’s Ridge vineyard in Elgin and the new Viognier from Simonsberg-Paarl. In addition, we are proud to introduce a …

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Elegantly Elgin wine tasting

As many of you will know, Etienne and I bought a 90Ha Elgin apple farm in mid 2005. We had been looking for the right cool climate vineyard for some time and had looked at many Elgin farms by then. …

Harvest starts early in the morning

Harvest Update 9 March 2011

This has been the hottest January and February that I have experienced in the 16 year on the farm! We have not had any rain since the start of December and our irrigation dam, at the top of the farm, …

Ansone and Etienne Loading Chardonnay Harvest 2011

The start of Harvest 2011

We are now into the first week of the 2011 harvest at Vrede en Lust! The cellar gets is distinctive ‘harvest bouquet’ which can be experienced as part of our new winemaking tours. The harvest started with Chardonnay destined for …

VnL JdS Day 2010 Balloons of Dreams

Harvest of Joy: De Savoye Day 5 March 2011

Savoye Day 2010 Grape Stomp EVENT IS SOLD OUT !!! We invite you to join us at the annual Vrede en Lust ‘De Savoye Harvest Festival’ on Saturday 5 March 2011. On De Savoye Day, we celebrate the 2011 grape …

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Vrede en Lust introduces its maiden vintage Casey’s Ridge Pinot Grigio

Vrede en Lust proudly introduces its maiden vintage Pinot Grigio! The wine is a rare, South African cool climate 100% Pinot Grigio, made from a block planted on Vrede en Lust’s Casey’s Ridge Elgin vineyard in 2006.  The maiden vintage …

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Time for Elgin Riesling and Pinot Noir at Casey’s Ridge

Etienne, George and their team have started planting 2 Hectares (5 acres) of Riesling and 2 Hectares of Pinot Noir, at our Casey’s Ridge vineyard in Elgin. These are both grape varieties that do best in cooler climates and should …

Harves 2010 gets under way!

Etienne and his team was up before sunrise on the 2nd of February to start harvesting the 1st grapes for the Vrede en Lust 2010 harvest. It is our 9th harvest of the modern era at the new winery as …

Get the right people in the right jobs – please for the sake of our farm workers!

From BusinessDay today: “RURAL Development and Land Reform Minister Gugile Nkwinti has pulled the plug on farm share equity schemes — probably the most commercially successful land-reform model in SA to date. The department’s spokesman, Eddie Mohoebi, yesterday confirmed “a …