DEUX FRÈRES – OLD VINE SAUVIGNON BLANC

Deux Frères – Old Vine Sauvignon Blanc Deux Frères is a boutique vineyard in the Simonsberg foothills of the famous Stellenbosch wine route.  Their Sauvignon Blanc vineyard was planted by Martin Hunting in 1985.  It is a 1ha portion of a larger block bordering Deux Frères, planted east to west and situated right next to a natural…

Duwweltjie by Thistle and Weed

Duwweltjie by Thistle and Weed Planted in 1961 by horse-plough by the growers grandfather, massive koffieklip stones were removed during the planting and used to make a wall which can be seen nearby. The Chenin blanc vines are beautiful, stand like trees and are covered in lichen. Planted in a duplex sand and clay soil…

WOSA OLD VINE PODCAST

Wines of South Africa: Old Vine Podcast Wines of South Africa (WOSA) has launched a series of podcast.  In each episode they talk to a selection of winemakers, winery owners, and other members of South Africa’s wine industry to learn more about South African wine. In this episode WOSA takes a look not at a…

ANDRÉ MORGENTHAL AND HOW THE OLD VINE PROJECT IS SAVING SOUTH AFRICA’S HERITAGE VINES | GRAPE COLLECTIVE | CHRISTOPHER BARNES

André Morgenthal and how the Old Vine Project is saving South Africa’s heritage vines By Christopher Barnes The Old Vine Project is an organization that was created to preserve South Africa’s heritage vineyards. Over the past two decades many South African wineries had been pulling out old vineyards due to the low yields and generally…