Tag Archives: Neil Pendock

Looking up at the Simonsberg across the Shiraz blocks 10 and 11

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 …

Platter Guide

We opt out of Platter sighted reviews!

Vrede en Lust wine estate has stopped submitting wines to the sighted tastings for the annual Platter guide. We hope to remain in Platter from a directory perspective. The decision was not taken lightly and some will criticize us for …

The Cape wine business gets some bad financial press

There have been a number of blog articles following from a frontpage story by Stafford Thomas in the South African Financial Mail. Neil Pendock was one of the few who made positive comments re the article in his blog. He …