Tag Archives: Chardonnay

Vrede en Lust Harvest Team 2012

Harvest team 2012 gets their hands dirty

The 11th harvest in Vrede en Lust’s modern cellar is now fully underway! The team started bringing in the first batch of Chardonnay destined for the Vrede en Lust Sarah 2012 wine this morning. In the winery we have from …

Elegantly Elgin

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, …

The 9 new Vrede en Lust wines released!

We have recently released a whole range of new wines, some are new vintages of existing lines, while others are new wines to our range. All of these wines are participants in our exciting Carats for Carbon competition where a …

Susan’s harvest summary

WEATHER CONDITIONS (AND CONSEQUENCES): WINTER 2008: Cold and wet. And wet. And wet. SPRING 2008: Long! Had wet and cool weather up until October and November. NOVEMBER 2008 – JANUARY 2009: A cooler pre-season than previous vintages. HARVEST 2009: In …

The 2009 Harvest is in…

At Vrede en Lust we have just completed our 2009 harvest – the 8th harvest of our modern era! While the grapes are all in, Susan’s cellar team will still work full speed for the next month or so, until …

The Gauteng wine lovers select their favourite wines at WineX!

The results from the Gauteng RMB WineX show has recently been released. The results were quite interesting as it reflects the difference in tastes between those who attended the shows and elected to cast a vote for their favourite wines …