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HarvestReport2017

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 […]

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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 […]

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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 […]

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White Mischief wins Top 100 SA Wines Award

The major fine-wine only event in SA launches the 2015 Top 100 SA winning wines results and our Vrede en Lust White Mischief 2014 did us proud with an accolade. Our newly released Vrede en Lust White Mischief 2014 is a 6-cultivar white blend made from selected grapes from our Casey’s Ridge Elgin vineyard. It showcases […]

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and the winner is…

The moment many of our Vrede en Lust wine lovers have been waiting for, is finally here.  A few months ago we ran a competition on our social media, mailing list and to Vrede en Lust wine club members, prompting them to suggest a name for our new Rhone blend which was due for release in the new year. […]