August 2012

The winter here has continued to be very cold and wet…. but in between the rain, we are having some absolutely stunning days to thaw out and enjoy the farm. The big news is we had our first calf born here last week ! (Followed by number 2,3, and 4 in quick...

May 2012

We are experiencing beautiful autumn weather here at the moment. Lovely warm sunshine, no wind and very little rain. Although about a week ago, this wasn’t the case. We had a huge hail storm. It wasn’t very long, only about 10 minutes but it was intense....

February 2012

Harvest is on the go! It has been a strange one so far. After an initial heat wave, which ripened up the Chenin and Chardonnay nicely, we had very cool weather for about a week which completely put the brakes on the harvest. However, it warmed up again and now we are...

January 2012

Things are going nicely over here. The cool weather we experienced in December gave way to a three week long heat wave for most of January. This resulted in some of the weaker vines struggling, but most of them tolerated it. The berries at this stage look quite small...

November 2011

The growing season is well underway. The weather has been mixed, with very hot and dry spells as well as cold and wet weather. The disease pressure is high but so far so good. Overall the growth of the vineyard is not too bad at this stage. There are weaker sections...