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A visual diary: Winter 2018

September 20, 2018

We surely live in one of the most beautiful places on earth, I find myself taking so many photos that it's now serving as a diary of sorts. With the arrival of Spring it's an opportune moment to reflect on the Winter of 2018, and I thought you may enjoy it too...

 

The barrels have piled up high from harvest 2018 with much work to do in the cellar as Hendry checks the ballings of the Chenin Blanc. Our reds undergo malolactic fermentation in the barrel over the winter months and each barrel must be carefully monitored and checked. The bungs need to be loosely on so we don't have explosions, and not too lose or the bugs and bacteria move in! Winemaking of the highest quality is really more about housekeeping and letting the wines develop themselves and express the vineyard. Things looking very promising at this early stage.