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Dear semillon | Out of the Press

Dear semillon | Out of the Press.

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SuperFans and #tastehautespoir

  Thanks to @AntonyStiglingh for the image above, awesome opener. The Farm has been a member of the SuperFans and Incogvino group for two years, and last Tuesday was our second Twitter tasting event.   It was unreal.  Loads of fun, tasting wines with many different folks remotely and just having a downright great time with all […]

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Do You like Chardonnay?

If you do…. please come and taste our new release 2010 vintage at Moreson on the 26th of April.  According to Clayton, winemaker extraordinaire: “our goal is to showcase the magic that is Chardonnay. We are both really excited about this festival and working with you to reformat the Chardonnay space in South Africa.” Keep […]

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2014 update

  So… this harvest. Has been Weird.  Stunning Merlot, and we are still waiting for the rest.  Bad news for our shiraz fans is that the Baboons have taken most of the bunches.   We might be able to grab a few bunches and squeeze them into a barrel, but forewarned is forearmed:   The […]

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Harvest 2013 is almost over

  Today we are processing the last of our red grapes.   It has been a long picking season for us; the Shiraz and Cab Sav especially took their time in ripening.  Sugars were high enough a good 2-3 weeks ago but they just were not ready to be taken back then.  An often frustrating […]

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Harvest 2013 begins ….finally

A long and nervous start to the season has finally begun for the team at Haut Espoir. White grapes have seemed to struggle to pick up sugar over the last few weeks.  We have experienced some heavy rainfalls, extreme cold and winds.  This for February! Usually our hottest month.  Hence my prediction will be for […]

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A wine blending for a good cause at HQ Sandton with FreeMe

 

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A quick update on Harvest 2012

It’s been a relatively long harvest so far; we started on Valentine’s Day (14th Feb) with picking the Semillon from La Petite Dauphine.   The grapes came up to the cellar looking magnificent. Really strong apple and honey flavours, and a nice tonnage as well.     The only problem we encountered with the grapes was surprisingly thin […]

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Franschhoek Summer wines, be there for our Rose 2010

  We will be there to present our enormously popular Shiraz Rose 2010 (above is the 2004 vintage on Moms table).  Our Shiraz Rose has a massive following, and if you havent had the chance to try this new vintage yet, then this is the occasion for you.  Below is a bit more info from […]

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The new design of our label – what do you think?

We have gone with a touch of blue. I think it add’s a nice element to an already appealing label.  But I am a bit biased of course….      

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