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…

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…

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…

Rosa Kruger | Ex Animo Wine Co. | David Clarke

Rosa Kruger talks with David Clarke from Ex Animo Wine Co. and shares stories about her journey in the industry and the rich heritage of South African viticulture. “Viticulture is an absolute skill, it is a science and an art combined into one.” Rosa Kruger. Listen to the full interview on Ex Animo Wine Co.