CHENIN BLANC WINEMAKERS ARE BREATHING NEW LIFE INTO SOUTH AFRICA’S FORGOTTEN OLD VINES | VINEPAIR | BETSY ANDREWS

CHENIN BLANC WINEMAKERS ARE BREATHING NEW LIFE INTO SOUTH AFRICA’S FORGOTTEN OLD VINES By Betsy Andrews View the original article on VINEPAIR One day last February, in South Africa’s Franschhoek Valley, Gary Baumgarten, managing director of Anthonij Rupert Wyne, joined a group in his tasting room who were visiting on behalf of Wines of South…

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,…