This month we’ve been spending some time in the vineyards planting new vines for future generations of winemakers and drinkers. Winter time (and some well received rain) means we get our hands dirty outside the cellar as we put back into the soil what we take out every harvest.
Which brings me to this post, a well deserved tribute to the humble pruning shears. Oh, humble vineyard hand tool that we respect so much, we even gave it its own range of wines…
So, why the secateur?
To us the tool is a reminder of the importance of vineyard work, as it is used in some of the most critical actions such as pruning the vines and harvesting the grapes…
When we were playing around with names for our ranges (a decade ago kan jy dit glo!?) Adi considered the Afrikaans version “Snoeiskêr” but Cornelia, always the voice of reason, said it sounded too much like an Afrikaans punk rock band.
Today our range of Secateurs wines can be found all over the world and from there they also receive constant praise (non more than the ever popular Chenin Blanc though…).
So there you have it. Find you closest good wine shop and ask for a bottle of Secateurs – chances are even if they don’t have it they have heard about it.