In the vineyard – practical advice for April

Overview of the past harvest Where available, make use of NDVI’s to spot the differences in the vineyards. See if this is due to irrigation leakage, soil (sampling), disease (including Leafroll virus) or broken trellis systems. To help the vines build up enough reserves for the next season, apply a balanced fertilizer through the irrigation…

ECHALAS IN SOUTH AFRICA

Yesterday we had a very interesting information day at Anthonij Rupert Wines, presented by Lucinda Heyns of the IGWS with inputs from Rosa Kruger, about Echalas vineyards in South

By Jaco Engelbrecht | www.visualviticulture.co.za

Woordfees 2017

The Old Vine Project, begun by viticulturist Rosa Kruger with support from businessman Johann Rupert in 2005, was formalised last year – Jaco Englebrecht consulting on viticulture and André Morgenthal, formerly of WOSA, heading up communications. Last night, the two presented a public tasting as part of the University of Stellenbosch’s annual Woordfees, the line-up…

OLD VINES – THE ESSENCE AND THE PURPOSE

It’s been a long week so far, travelling almost 800 kilometers through the Breedekloof (Rawsonville region) all the way to Skurfkop (Or Skurfberg as some might call it) between Clanwilliam and Lambertsbay in the West Coast.

By Jaco Engelbrecht | www.visualviticulture.co.za