Amidst the chaos and uncertainty the Covid-19 curveball has ensued, a successful Harvest 2020 has come to an end here on the farm. This is usually our favourite time of the year and in spite of our worries about the economic effect of the coronavirus, we steer our thoughts to that for which we are grateful.
The Robertson Valley experienced one of the coolest January months on record with 12 days of cloud cover and and hardly any temperatures about 30 degrees celsius. It was even cooler in Robertson than it was in regions such as Paarl and Stellenbosch.
Thanks to the cooler January our 2020 Sauvignon Blanc is perfectly balanced for an early release. The fantastic aromas and flavour profiles are testament to this. We are also excited about the Chardonnay and Pinot Noir for our Christina MCC that would have also benefited from the cooler temperatures.
In February, the temperatures reverted to normal summer conditions - perfect for the red wine grapes.
We have been truly blessed and we expect another year of excellent quality wine from our grapes.
Harvest 2020 in a Nutshell:
First grapes received: 7 January 2020
Grapes harvested: 15 596 tonnes
White grapes harvested: 9 358
Red grapes harvested: 6 238
Average rain fall: 75 mm
Last grapes received: 31 March 2020