03/02/2023 - 6 am Harvesting Malbec. A team of 25 people is dropped. 2 hours later we finished our small block of Malbec grapes. 4 to 5 Wooden barrels will be filled and ready to be sold in 2027.
06/02/2023 - On this cool and windy Tuesday morning at 6 am, we harvested our chardonnay grapes. Nice small bunches. Golden yellow & sweet. just under 5 ton
07/02/2023 - Our Chenin Blanc block, planted in 1983, was harvested this cloudy Wednesday morning. 5.740 ton were picked
09/02/2023 - 6am It was a very hot today! The grapes were beautiful, the quantity a little less (around 3.5 ton) , the juice fresh, crisp and very tasty! 2 separate batches will be made this year: our usual very nice Chenin Blanc and our "Old Vine 1980" . We registered this block as Old Vine (https://oldvineproject.co.za/)
10/02/2023 - samples of Cabernet and Tannat were take this morning to check the Sugar and Ph. It looks like we harvest tannat next week, probably the 16th !
13/02/2023 - We are filtering today and tomorrow, and the wines will be bottled on Wednesday. After 4 days the Chenin was taken of it’s lees and the juice is beautiful!
14/02/2023 - filtration
15/02/2023 – bottling 2020, 2021 and 2022 vintages: tannat,malbec, cabernet sauvignon and chardonnay
16/02/2023 – Today we arepicking Tannat. 0.75 Ha
17/02/2023 – pressing Malbec and racking our last tank of chenin off its’ lees.
18/02/2023 – Innoculating Chenin Blanc with yeast
19/02/2023 – Innoculating Tannat with yeast, after 2 days of cold soaking…
27/02/2023 - Harvesting Shiraz grapes
06/03/2023 - picking Cabernet grapes on this cold rainy morning and pressing Tannat