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By Donald Mouton, our Farm Manager Unfortunately, our annual rainfall in 2017 was again way below par at 292mm. Luckily, our Suid-Agter Paarl irrigation scheme was very fortunate to pump winter water that was just going to flow into the sea from the Berg river....

Photo: Representatives from the industry received the 1659 medal of honour on behalf of the wine workers: From left to right: Dr Ernest Messina (Chairperson, Groot Constantia Board), Katazile Mtshikwana  (Oom Tsotsi) (retired wine worker, Koopmanskloof), Awie Adolf (Cellar Master and shareholder, Fairview), Johan Ehlers (Chief...

Recently, we planted a new vineyard. As you can imagine, this doesn't happen all that often, so the occasion becomes quite auspicious on the farm. The process may seem straightforward - dig a couple of holes, put some baby grapevines in them and fill the...

When it comes to winemaking, the first and most crucial ingredient is grapes. Without them, there would be no wine! The collection of these grapes is called harvest, and it is the most important and busiest time of year on any wine farm. From early in...

It's harvest time at the farm, and things are in full swing at the moment! This week we catch our winemakers Anthony, Stephanie and Annette in a moment of respite between the vineyards and cellar, and ask them how the yields for Harvest 2017 are...