Tag Archives: Harvest

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 …

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, …

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Vrede en Lust Harvest 2010 Report

Its been 10 weeks since the first Chardonnay arrived at the cellar in early February. The maiden Shiraz harvest from our Elgin vineyards were the last grapes through the crusher. Susan and her team have crushed 680 tons of grapes …

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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 …

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 …