As I write, we have approximately 50 more tons to pick (Cabernet Sauvignon and Mouvedre) which we will take tomorrow. It has been a big harvest and so far we have picked 1,138 tons. Everybody is pretty knackered!
Of course it has been hectic in both our cellars with our 4 cellar rats helping Emile in our main production cellar and our ladies helping Matthew with grape sorting in our small premium production cellar.
We are also busy fixing one of our main dams which has been much more work and expense than expected
We had a lovely wedding last weekend and the tasting room looked absolutely spectacular for the reception dinner and party. Now that is over we have a gap where we can commence work on painting the Chapel
Finally, last Sunday I did the Cape Town Cycle tour with my daughter Shura (who thrashed me). It took me 6 hours and nearly killed me. Not enough training but has been difficult to find the time.
When we start picking first thing there have been some truly beautiful sunrises.
Until next time
In light of the Covid-19 pandemic, we have taken the decision to close our Tasting Room with immediate effect until the end of March. The situation will be monitored during this time and we will communicate with you should we decide to extend this period of closure.
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Riki and Zeldi who manages our tasting room, events and weddings will be working remotely to address any incoming emails. For wine club orders, contact Riki on [email protected] and for any event enquiries contact Zeldi at [email protected]
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