Elim Wine Festival – 2016

Winemakers from across South Africa’s Elim Wine Ward, celebrate the ward turning 20 years old at the Elim Wine Festival.

Tickets for the day are R100 per adult and include a branded wine glass. Purchase your tickets online from www.webtickets.co.za or from participating PnP stores.

Date: 5 November 2016, at the Black Oystercatcher Wine Farm in the Overberg.

For more information visit www.elimwines.co.za.
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If you are in Cape Town on Tuesday - the 11th of April - please visit this event. Our winemaker, Alex Nel will be there - showing our great Chenin! ... See MoreSee Less

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On this photo Sakkie Slinger is filling a barrel - not a laughing matter. Sakkie is one of the men that helps David, Tammy and Alex in the Cellar.
Here is what they have to say about this year's harvest.
Says David:
“A great aromatic year for whites with very healthy grapes - an 'above-average' year. Cultivars that were supposed to come in earlier came in much later and later ripening cultivars started coming in earlier creating a bottle neck – making this the busiest harvest ever.”

Says Tammy Turck-Nel about the red cultivars:
“Reds are coming in quickly; we are seeing healthy bunches with small concentrated berries. The reds - thus far - are showing great fruit intensity and surely have great potential! The smaller crop - due to frost damage in some of the vineyard blocks - leads to quicker ripening.
A season which started later than 2015 and 2016, but seemingly to end quickly.”

Says Alex Nel about the white cultivars:
“Full of flavor and aroma with excellent ripeness and high natural acids. It was a good slow start which quickly turned into chaos as all the whites begun to ripen at the same time. My toughest harvest since arrival at Cederberg - definitely one to remember, but I think it is one of the best white years at Cederberg and Ghost Corner. “
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Harvest 2017
Most of us will not make it in a cellar: long hours, "sticky tools", a non-existing routine, carrying on while your body is fast asleep.
Together with David, Tammy and Alex - here is the team that is makes it work this year:
"Boetie"; Shawn; Tim; Jerome; Sakkie; Gregory and Elouise
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On week-ends they come and visit us in the tasting room! Many of them. From all over the world.
This week-end there was an older couple that thought we are celebrating a wedding - like that one in Canaan.
"No!' We said - "Every day is a wedding at Cederberg Cellar!"
Some of them are fun, and others are more fun - this group had "more" fun - the kind we like. A lot!
fltr: Sasha Watkins; Paul and Claire Feenan; the formidable;
Gilles Thal Larsen and Nicholas Watkins - all from the Mother City.

And the second image: Sasha caught the winemaker on camera - taking a break from harvest - he is the one on the left
The guy with the beard is often seen on the farm ...
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They came from all over to work in the cellar and the vineyards.
Jenni Cooney from Natal, Natalie Corcoran from Jo'burg, Jonathan van der Vlis from Cape Town, Tyron van Wyk from Nelspruit, Innocent Ndiyke from Stellenbosch, Christelle Wilken from Jo'burg. Roger Correira from Jo'burg and Paul Zantzi from Cape Town.
Next week - we will miss them.
Thank you for your precious time.
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He comes from Weingut Geiersley in Germany .
www.weingut-geierslay.de/de

On their home page you’ll see him sitting on the far right together with his father, mother, brother and sister. You will read that they have been ‘round since 30 August 1465 – the kind of date you seldom get to type. A ‘19-generations-family-farm’ right on the “Moselle” – seven minutes’ drive from Piesport.

Their focus is Riesling – 80%, Pinot Noir and “a few other German varieties”

Max Kilburg, a “Hochschule Geisenheim University” old boy, is at this moment in the Cederberg - harvesting for two weeks and exchanging knowledge.

We write about him because he represents so many other young people from all over the world - at present harvesting in our country, South Africa.

We are proud to accommodate these young ones: we learn from them as they learn from us.
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HARVEST SEASON
So, intern Tim possibly A. had one to many; B. had enough of the day: C. saw the glass of Boggom and Voertsek, ran and fell; D. decided to hide from the rest.
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