Rosa Kruger interviewed by Jacques Steyn, CWM on Soundcloud talking about the Old Vine Project.
Where did it all start? The very first and oldest remaining vineyard blocks were planted by the first settlers at the Cape. The vine cuttings arrived by ship from Europe and were transported inland by tradesmen. So, effectively, some blocks were often planted in stages at different times and to different varieties. Interestingly enough, these…Details
In recognition of the vital importance our heritage vineyards and their unique wines play in the South African viticultural landscape, the Platter’s Wine Guide will be adding the CHV icon in the upcoming 2019 edition. This will clearly highlight to local and international wine lovers which wines are certified by the OVP, by adding the…Details
Rosa Kruger, well-known viticulturist, now the driving force behind the Old Vines Project was designated Wine Personality of the Year at the recent Cape Wine Academy and Institute of Cape Wine Masters gala dinner on Saturday, 5 May 2018, held at the award-winning restaurant Overture in Stellenbosch. She receives it for her dedication to training…Details
Recently a special tasting of Old Vine wines was held in Stellenbosch. It was an event I did not want to miss – I had filmed an insert for CNN’s Inside Africa on the Old Vine project, walked through vines at sunrise, tasted cold grapes at harvest, lingered in cellars and conducted interviews with passionate…Details
The Old Vine Project Certified Heritage Certification Seal – A World First In all the winelands of the world, old vines get proudly mentioned on labels, in many languages. Such is the value everywhere accorded to old vineyards and the wines they produce. But only in one country, South Africa, is it possible for that…Details
The Golden Age of Old Vines by Hein on Wine Age as a concept is central to definitions and descriptions, whether it is your own age, the age of your children, the age of a treasured possession or even a memory… Age is also important when it comes to wine and furthermore, the vine. Meeting up…Details
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Christa von Le Chevallerie, whether because of her German extraction or not, generally comes across as unsentimental but she was clearly displeased with the sand-mining trucks barreling along the backroads of the Paardeberg early this past Saturday morning. Von Le Chevallerie is one of the leading growers in the area, her 20ha of vineyard suppling…Details