Our vineyards are buzzing with the start of this year’s harvest. The workers are sporting their sun hats, ready to take on another great season, and the machinery has come out of hibernation to be dusted off and switched on.
Wilhelm, the Viticulturist at Stellar, is excited to report that this may be our best season yet! Since we had a great harvest last year, we’re really looking forward to sharing the results this time around.
The weather has been nice and dry and perfectly steady since September with good wind and cool temperatures at night. We’re glad to not have had any heat waves either.
We started 10 days earlier than last year and have already received over 4302 tons of grapes. Some of the cultivars we’ve received include Koekenaap Organic Sauvignon Blanc, Colombard and Chenin Blanc and Olifantsrivier Organic Chardonnay.
The reds have good colour and we predict an even more flavourful white this year. Here’s to hoping that this wonderful weather holds.
We’d like to wish our teams well for an excellent harvest. They’ll be working hard day and night to bring you the organic, fair trade wines you know and love. We’d also like to extend a warm welcome to a new female winemaker who’s joining our team for harvest this year.