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 harvest will most likely end in April, with Cabernet Sauvignon from our Elgin vineyards; thus […]

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 opting out. We do not believe that having 15 different tasters, tasting a wide range […]