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Living for the Love of Wine: Meet Susan Erasmus

It was at the Fruit and Wine Pairing during Vrede en Lust’s recent Harvest Celebration in March that this beautiful bright winemaker’s innate passion for and astounding knowledge of winemaking struck me for the first time. Susan was born in Cape Town and grew up in the Free State before she did us all the […]


Harvest Celebration 2017

Attention all wine lovers! Save the date and book your spot at our annual Vrede en Lust Harvest Celebration. It is the perfect day to spend with your family, relaxing between vineyards and beautiful scenery. Date: 11 March 2017 Time: 10:00 – 17:00 Tickets available at: Webtickets Ticket price: R150 per person (includes a wine […]


Vrede en Lust reach major milestone in solar energy production

When it comes to championing the environment and farming for a sustainable future, few wine industry producers can hold a candle to Vrede en Lust. The pioneering Franschhoek estate is celebrating an important milestone in its green evolution with 1 000 000 kWh of clean, renewable solar energy having been generated on the farm over […]


Triumphant Celebration

With more than half of 2016 finished and filed we’ve certainly not been stuck in a time warp with only a few more months left before the Christmas decorations will be dusted off and showcased for some jingle bell cheers! Our winemaking and viticulture teams have not wasted any time this year boasting with numerous […]

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Marketing Manager

Vrede en Lust Estate, a family owned and managed historic wine estate, is looking for a dynamic marketing manager to join their executive team. The beautiful winery is located in Simondium on the slopes of the beautiful Simonsberg between Paarl and Franschhoek. Vrede en Lust owns vineyards along the Simonsberg and in Elgin. The Marketing […]

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Vrede en Lust championing a new course for Cabernet Franc

Cabernet Franc is still relatively unheralded as a single varietal wine in South Africa, but a Cabernet Franc from Vrede en Lust Estate is making giant strides on the local and international wine front. This should come as no surprise to their loyal following of wine lovers, as the winery has become known for cultivating […]


Challenging season for the SA Wine Industry – Harvest Update (part 2)

Challenging conditions led to a reduced wine grape crop for South African producers in 2016, but grapes were healthy and concentrated flavours promise good wines. “Although the crop is smaller, the industry still managed to reach higher productions than initially expected following a season characterised by abnormal heat and water shortages,” says Francois Viljoen, manager […]