André Morgenthal: A visit to Sadie Family Wines

“We’re 10 years in and only vaguely understanding the vineyards,” says Eben Sadie of Sadie Family Wines  as he welcomes guests to the latest vintage release.  And he reckons agricultural resources are depleted to such an extent that everyone has to reconsider viticulture and vinification going forwards.  The drought is clearly hitting them hard, Riebeek […]

August 24, 2017
by Andre Morgenthal
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André Morgenthal: Prospects for Elgin

“Your yield from apples is six times more per hectare than from wine grapes.  If you don’t have a premium wine brand in Elgin, you should rather be farming apples”, says Brad Gold, marketing manager of Oak Valley, one of the property in this ward.  James Downes of Shannon Vineyards concurs, saying “We have to […]

December 7, 2016
by Andre Morgenthal
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André Morgenthal: Klein Constantia library tasting

“We are not simply tasting our library stock to see what’s in good enough shape to release commercially.  The objective is rather to share these older vintages with interested individuals. These are in fact part of our collective wine heritage and it would be a sin for us to allow it to deteriorate while it […]

October 16, 2016
by Andre Morgenthal
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