We are now on week four of our harvest and with only one more block to pick, the end is near. The focus has now shifted to the cellar work. The press is running, punch downs and pump overs are now part of the daily routine, our hands have practically changed colour and two coffees a day have now doubled to four.
Daniel, our farm manager also had a few words about this current harvest. He is the driving force behind the field work and the picking of the grapes. “It was with great anticipation that we commenced harvest on the night of the 24th of January 2023. We knew what we were up against with the long nights ahead, but still very optimistic about the yield. This year produced very good grapes, if fact, we got 60 tons more grapes than the previous year! Much of which was due to 4 new young blocks that came into production. This year the weather conditions were perfect for picking and we were lucky enough not to deal with any diseases in the vineyards. There was also an overall improvement in the analysis of the grapes this harvest. Although we had a bit of a bottleneck situation towards the end of harvest, with hard work from our workers and cellar staff we will manage to get all the grapes down in time. With only one more block to be picked, we are looking forward to a well earned rest and a few more hours sleep.”