The Old Vines Project is going from strength to strength, and judging by the buzz at the tasting held on Tuesday 13 August at the Volkskombuis, there is no stopping this train.
If your vineyards are older than 35 years old, then I urge you to register with the project as there are plenty of marketing opportunities and I think the project is going a long way to assisting the prices of wines in South Africa to be raised.
This is what cellar master Pieter- Niel Rossouw has to say about the harvest:
“Our harvest started about a week later than last year. Some young Sauvignon Blanc and Chenin Blanc vines with low yields were harvested first. During the ripening stage and the first two weeks of harvest, the conditions were almost perfect.
OUR BUSH VINES GROW UP TOUGH, THAT'S WHAT GIVES THEM CHARACTER
This is our less is more philosophy - the less fruit we get from each hand-harvested vine the better the quality of our wines.