I hope you had a fabulous festive season and are well rested for the year ahead. The tasting room here at Vondeling was busier than usual and we had lots of punters coming for wine tasting and leaving with their cars filled up with wines.
The Carol service on December 22nd was absolutely fantastic and we had 120 very enthusiastic singers after a glass of wine (or 2) before the service on the stoep of the tasting room. A big thankyou to Ewald Moerman for conducting the service and James Reid from the Foundry winery for providing all 10 readers from his extended family. They all read beautifully.
The grape harvest is looking very good and I think we will start picking next week sometime, probably Sauvignon Blanc.
Meanwhile Matt and Emile, our talented winemakers have been checking everything is ship shape in the wineries. Here they are inspecting a new chilling unit.
On Monday we are bottling the 2019 Barrel Selection Chardonnay which is simply delicious.
Load shedding has been pretty appauling and thank goodness for our supersonic generators we have at both wineries that kick in the moment the power goes off. Without them harvest would be a nightmare.
Finally, I can remind you that Valentine’s day is fast approaching, so we are doing some fantastic deals on our delicious pink bubbly and ravishing rose…look out for our next newsletter in which we will reveal our February promotions.
Enjoy the hot weather. Its 35° C here today