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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 left to right: Melvin August (cellar worker), Susas Erasmus (winemaker),¬†Anthony Mbombo (cellar worker),¬†Ellen Lubbe (intern […]


Testing the Pellenc Automatic Grape Sorter at Vrede en Lust

Pellenc has been kind enough to use Vrede en Lust as one of its South African test wineries for its exciting new Selectiv Process Winery sorter. When grapes are harvested they come with MOG (matters other than grape) and berries are unsuitable for quality wine production. The term MOG covers a range of things including […]

Harvest 2008 Update

The 1st of February marked the start of the 2008 harvest season at Vrede en Lust’s winery. Following a long, wet and cold winter, the growing season was exceptional and forecasts for grape quality are on par. The Chardonnay from block #3 (situated right next to the Manor House and Vineyard Terrace) was the first […]