Tag Archives: Sauvignon Blanc

V&L White Mischief 2011 Styled1

3 new wines for summer!

We have just released 3 new wines for summer 2011/2012. This includes new 2011 vintages of the Sauvignon Blanc from our Casey’s Ridge vineyard in Elgin and the new Viognier from Simonsberg-Paarl. In addition, we are proud to introduce a brand new wine, the Vrede en Lust White Mischief 2011 also from our Elgin vineyards! […]


Simonsberg-Paarl wineries shine at the Michelanglo International Wine Awards

It was really interesting to see how well our little Wine-Of-Origin region did at Fridays’ Michelanglo International Wine Awards. We are very proud of the gold medals we received for the Vrede en Lust Jess 2010, Marguerite Chardonnay 2009 plus a silver medal for the new Sarah 2010 Unwooded Chardonnay. All of these wines are […]


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 […]

Attendees vote 4 Vrede en Lust wines as Best Wines on Show at RMB WineX Cape Town 2009!

Today the organizers of RMB WineX in Cape Town announced the results of the attendees votes for their favourite wines – the Best Wines on Show as voted for by the attendees of WineX. This is a great measure of the wine loving public’s view of wines vs that of the wine press or competition […]

The 9 new Vrede en Lust wines released!

We have recently released a whole range of new wines, some are new vintages of existing lines, while others are new wines to our range. All of these wines are participants in our exciting Carats for Carbon competition where a lucky customer will win a 1.6 carat, brilliant cut diamond! Here are the wines with […]

Susan’s harvest summary

WEATHER CONDITIONS (AND CONSEQUENCES): WINTER 2008: Cold and wet. And wet. And wet. SPRING 2008: Long! Had wet and cool weather up until October and November. NOVEMBER 2008 – JANUARY 2009: A cooler pre-season than previous vintages. HARVEST 2009: In general 10 days behind on most reds. Our whites – Chardonnay and Viognier came in […]


Meet our new assistant winemaker!

We are very pleased to announce the appointment of Ansone (pronounced An-so-nay) Fourie as our first full-time, assistant winemaker! Ansone is busy completing her second harvest at Vrede en Lust. She graduated with a B.Agric (with Cellar technology) from Elsenburg, Stellenbosch in 2006. She worked her first harvest after graduation at Simonsvlei, followed by some […]


The 2009 Harvest is in…

At Vrede en Lust we have just completed our 2009 harvest – the 8th harvest of our modern era! While the grapes are all in, Susan’s cellar team will still work full speed for the next month or so, until all of the wines have been fermented dry. At that point the red wines will […]


The Gauteng wine lovers select their favourite wines at WineX!

The results from the Gauteng RMB WineX show has recently been released. The results were quite interesting as it reflects the difference in tastes between those who attended the shows and elected to cast a vote for their favourite wines in the Cape and Gauteng. RMB WineX Johannesburg and Talk Radio 702 Best Wine on […]