Wednesday, 25 February 2015


Not only did  this year’s harvest come two weeks earlier than expected, but the grape yields are greater than we’ve seen in all our 17 years here.  Besides  getting us hopping, the extraordinary quality of the fruit has sent the winemaking team into bliss (helped by much tasting to test just how good the quality is).  As a result Johan has been inspired to make not only the usual wines,  including a second vintage of the stella Supernova (bubbly), but also a straw wine, late harvest and of course our port. We will report later on the process, but in the meanwhile here are some clips and pics from some of the folk making the wine.

Clockwise from top left: 1) Reds coming in. 2) Jurriaan in the vineyard. 3) Johan and Andy discussing things. 4) Andy leads the team.

Clockwise from top left: 1) Into the tank. 2) Basil, Lauren, Doubt, Oceane, Dido crushing  grapes. 3) Charles and Dido tasting. 4) Oceane filling a barrel.

Jurriaan in a wine tank.

Jurriaan made this fun video.

Simon Richmond created this video during the time he spent with us. 

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