Lynx wine estate situated on the edge of Franschhoeck is a very popular winery, they produce great wines but like everyone else in the world this last year has been very difficult.
They have like so many businesses diversified and this has helped them to survive the fall out from COVID
Pierre the winemaker here has sent over this update:-
" We are all in the same boat regarding sales and I believe it will take about 2 years before we see the horizon again. We are currently pruning our vineyards so therefore also selecting our bearers for the Harvest of 2022.
We have an immense oversupply of reds, so we will most likely focus our attention to producing more Rosé next year.
The red wine grapes that we will be taking in will come from vineyards which have been prepared for an increase in quality and not quantity.
Although it might still be early to say this, but it is rather sad that we can’t push for optimal yields and quality as this year’s weather has been cooperating rather splendidly. We’ve had a cold winter with ample rainfall, and we are most likely looking at a great harvest potential.
I’ve bottled a new Rose and I also have an MCC busy ageing in the cellar which I am very happy about! I look forward to you tasting it when you visit again.
On the plus side our restaurant has been operating since early this year and we’ve had enough feet passing by to take this as a success. Our Guesthouse is rather empty, but this is understandable as we have no foreign guest visiting now.
With SA being open to German and American travellers again, we hope to see this change sooner than later.."
Thank you Pierre we look forward to visiting Lynx when we can get there and will be interesting to try the new MCC.
In the meantime, we are proud to be able to support the vineyards and their workers and thank all our loyal customers for buying their wines!
We have been very low on stocks as our shipment has been stuck at the Port here in the UK. I am glad to say that the shelves are full again and we can offer the following Lynx wines
Blanc de Noir - £13.50
Viognier - £14.25
Cabernet Sauvignon - £16.75
Shiraz - £17.25
Pinot Noir - £19.90