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Lockdown - How is it effecting our producers?

Updated: May 22, 2020

We are now weeks into lockdown and have been wondering how this unprecedented time is effecting production at the vineyards.

We are asking each of our producers to update us on how their harvest and wine production is being affected by the constraints of lock down.

At the commencment South Africa was getting close to the end of 2020 harvest. On our trip we tasted juice which had been in tanks for a few days - still cloudy and tasting like fruit - no alcohol is present at this stage. To learn more about our trip this year click here

Whereas in France and Spain it is the time when pruning takes place. In March the vines start to awaken from their winter sleep and by April buds appear - the danger to them at this stage is a morning frost which could decimate the early shoots. May is for disbudding and suckering.

To keep the vines fit and healthy is very labour intensive.

How have they fared?

We will update you as we hear from our talented vignerons.

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