The calendar year has come to an end and we are all off for a short break before the harvest starts…
News from Kalmoesfontein is that the farm is looking more and more beautiful every day and as you might have seen our sexy new concrete tanks are in place (officially making them the most expensive winery equipment after the vega coffee machine).
The cellar has just about been cleaned out of wine due to the wonderful sales we enjoyed this year and in 2011 we will endeavour to make even better wines for all those who loyally support us.
The vines are in excellent condition and there is quite a large crop hanging – this is all relative though; if we get more than 4tons/ha of Chenin Blanc it’s a big crop! But the vines are healthy and look like they are ready to jump into a bottle of AA Badenhorst or Secateurs!
We will start to harvest our Verdehlo grapes from the middle of January and the whole team is looking forward to the first fermenting juice – from then on there will be a steady flow of grapes coming in and once again, we woun’t do anything fancy in the cellar – we let the grapes and vineyards speak for themselves!
Jasper Wickens, wine enthusiast, wine maker and party man extraordinaire is once again joining us for the vintage to chase the spice and all things nice!
Wishing you a safe and wine filled festive season,
Thanks for all the support and we look forward to a memorable 2011!
From everyone on Kalmoesfontein, over and out for 2010!
Family portraits by neighbour Maree Louw, www.naturallightphotography.co.za!