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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 …

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, …

Ansone and Etienne Loading Chardonnay Harvest 2011

The start of Harvest 2011

We are now into the first week of the 2011 harvest at Vrede en Lust! The cellar gets is distinctive ‘harvest bouquet’ which can be experienced as part of our new winemaking tours. The harvest started with Chardonnay destined for …

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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 …

Harves 2010 gets under way!

Etienne and his team was up before sunrise on the 2nd of February to start harvesting the 1st grapes for the Vrede en Lust 2010 harvest. It is our 9th harvest of the modern era at the new winery as …