2014 Harvest

Picking is done! The last grapes were taken off last week, just before the rain started rolling in. The harvest has been really good, all the grapes coming in at a nice steady pace. We had the customary heat wave which happened towards the end of February, but because...

Late rains mean a good January

The year has started off well, the vines have benefitted from the late rains in December and are now enjoying a good january ripening period. The baboon patrols are out, and so far we are keeping them at bay. But as it goes a few flocks of birds have decided to make...

2013 Wrapped up

We managed to get the last vines in the ground this week and just in time as this year is rapidly coming to a close! It is a great feeling to have the plantings done, and when you stand up at the highest blocks and overlook the farm, you can start to really see the...

The growing season begins

The start to the growing season has been very good. Warm with not much wind and just enough intermittent rain. It has been pretty humid, but we are keeping any disease at bay so far. The growth in the old vineyard is already better than last year so we are on track...

Record Rainfall for August and September

At last we have our new labels on a bottle! Well the mock ups at least. We are scheduled to do the first mass labeling run around mid october. We are very pleased with the way these have turned out, and can’t wait to get them out onto the market.   On the...

New vintages, new labels, new vineyards

We have finally bottled the 2011 Syrah and 2012 Jackal Bird. It is a great feeling having these in bottle and we can’t wait to get these out onto the market. The new labels debuted last weekend at the Big Bottle Festival. In the new vineyards everything is going...