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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 harvest will most likely end in April, with Cabernet Sauvignon from our Elgin vineyards; thus […]

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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 brand new wine, the Vrede en Lust White Mischief 2011 also from our Elgin vineyards! […]

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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. The farm is located in the south-western corner of Elgin, high above sea level and […]

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 our Sarah 2011 Unoaked Chardonnay. The harvest will be a long one, as our Elgin […]

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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 harvest; honour the founder of Vrede en Lust; release a number of new wines and […]

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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 is only 300 cases, made entirely from free-run juice. Pinot Grigio is believed to be […]

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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 thrive there! We took Gunter Brozel, one of the legends of the South African wine […]

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 moratorium” on funding share equity schemes was in place, although no official announcement has been […]