Tag Archives: Harvest 2009

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 general 10 days behind on most reds. Our whites – Chardonnay and Viognier came 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 all of the wines have been fermented dry. At that point the red wines will […]