Monday, 15 April 2019 10:50

Harvest 2019 Report

Dear Vondelingers

Well, that was quite a long harvest. We started picking on 24th January (Chardonnay for our sparkling Methode Ancestral) and finished last week on April 4th (Cabernet Sauvignon). We will finish pressing next week just before Easter. I think then there is a good chance that we may share a beer or two with Matthew and Emile, our illustrious winemakers. :-)

The harvest overall was a fairly tricky one. The crop was definitely affected by the drought last year which resulted in unbelievably dry sub soils and the inability (due to no water) to carry out a post-harvest irrigation in 2018, which is vitally important for the vines to build up reserves for the following season. Then a big downpour at the beginning of March put us back a few weeks. As usual, “proof will be in the pudding”, so lets just see how the wines turn out.

 

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If you’re an admirer of fine wines and an appreciator of good food, then you don’t want to miss out on the opportunity to join Vondeling for their Harvest Table on the farm in the heart of Paardeberg. On Saturday 9 March Vondeling will be collaborating with the chef’s team from Food Fanatics in what promises to be a delectable feast, celebrating the crop of this year’s harvest, at their annual communal table luncheon.

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Wednesday, 13 February 2019 07:36

In Full Flight! 2019 Vintage 

Greetings, Vondelingers

Due to bucket loads of sunshine, the 2019 vintage here at Vondeling is well under way. Some very nice Chardonnay was picked to begin with, followed by Sauvignon Blanc from vines planted in 1981 and 1983, giving some tremendously juicy and sumptuous flavours.

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