published on: Friday, 01 May 2009
The 2009 harvest started about 10 days later than last year because of
the cooler weather in December. The quantity is on par with last year
and in terms of quality 2009 will be an exceptional year.
5 March did not only mark the end of the 2009 harvest for us but it was also the start of the mountain fire that swept through Paarl Mountain and caused some damage to fynbos and some agricultural crops. The fire caused some damage to natural vegetation on Zandwijk but luckily no damage was done to any of our vineyards.
We are planning to add three new kosher wines to our range this year. It will be Kleine Draken 2009 Semi-Sweet Rosé, Kleine Draken 2009 Natural Sweet White (with a lower alcohol) and a Kleine Draken Vin Doux Sweet Sparkling Wine. These wines should be on the shelves by the first week in August.
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