Rooted with Mooiplaas

Rooted with Bertus Basson from Mooiplaas Situated in the picturesque Bottelary Hills, Mooiplaas has been home to the Roos Family since 1963. The oldest vineyard on Mooiplaas is the Hoemoed Chenin Blanc. The Houmoed vineyard was planted in 1972 by late Nicolaas Roos. As the Afrikaans name says, “Hou moed”, this vineyard has kept faith…

FELCO OLD VINE PRUNING

INTRODUCTION OF FELCO OLD VINE PRUNING By Old Vine Project Worldwide, old vines are honorably mentioned on wine bottle labels.  Such is the value and status accorded to old vineyards and the wines they produce. Interestingly, only South Africa, are old vine wines certified by a national wine regulatory authority. In South Africa, members of…

Old is Gold | Waterford Estate |

South African wines made from old grape vines are now more valuable than ever. At Waterford Estate, it’s an initiative that is strongly supported. Grape vines are remarkable for a number of reasons – one being that, with proper care, these magnificent plants can live for hundreds of years. Take the Žametovka vine in Slovenia,…

BELLINGHAM, THE BERNARD SERIES OLD VINE CHENIN BLANC, CELEBRATES ESTEEMED VINEYARD HERITAGE

Bellingham, The Bernard Series Old Vine Chenin Blanc, celebrates esteemed vineyard heritage South Africa’s old-vine wines are becoming increasingly sought-after locally and abroad, as consumers learn more about these unique wines forged by time and endurance. As one of the country’s oldest and most iconic wine brands, Bellingham was one of the first wineries to…