We have been blessed with an unusually cold winter this year, and the majestic Stellenbosch mountains have been capped with snow for quite a few days now. Above average rainfall (298 mm in the winter months) has filled up our dam and saturated the vineyard’s soils. The vines are sleeping and not a leaf is visible. Like skeletons of their summer growth, they lie and wait for the warmer temperatures of spring to bud and start their process of rebirth.
It’s a less manic time of the year in the vineyard, but there are still crucial tasks at hand. Continue Reading