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…

DEUR DIE WÊRELD BENY | JOHANNES RICHTER | WYNLAND

Deur die wêreld beny Deur Johannes Richter, Wynland Lees die oorspronklike artikel hier Suid-Afrika se oudste wingerde is nie bloot ’n aardigheid nie, maar verteenwoordig ’n erfenis van wêreldklas-kundigheid en -plantmateriaal wat die toets van die tyd kan weerstaan. Twintig jaar gelede het Rosa Kruger as L’Ormarins se destydse wingerdboukundige die Kaapse wynlande van kus tot…

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…

CHENIN, AND THE GANG | WINE WIZARD

CHENIN, AND THE GANG View the original article on Wine Wizard From the graveyards of forgotten vines, spectres are stirring. What do these ghosts of vineyards past have in common? Chenin, colombar, palomino, semillon and clairette blanche are the bricks and mortar South Africa’s brandy industry was built upon. Sewn across the Cape Winelands these…