Category Archives: THE WINEMAKER

And…it’s 2015!

We can’t believe that 2014 has disappeared! Last year was a challenging one, and the vintage certainly felt it. Heavy rainfalls in December 2013 and January 2014 put the cats amongst the pigeons from a winemaking perspective. This rain brought the harvest forward dramatically, … Continue reading

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Spring Sprang

There is no such thing as a bad time to drink wine and Bot River’s Spring Weekend proved the point. With the pink-bunting-festooned Luddite Landrover as chariot and blossoms abounding in orchards and along the roadsides, the annual Spring weekend … Continue reading

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Irrigation Luddite-style

Niels nurturing Luddite’s recently planted Chenin block, watering every one of the 1200 vines ‘the Niels way’. (Notice the beard – a serious contender for Barrels & Beards next weekend!)

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Happy Birthday Niels!

Since Niels celebrates his birthday this weekend we cornered him for a quick Q&A to get to know the man behind the beauteous Luddite Shiraz… 15 SECONDS WITH NIELS VERBURG  What do you love? My wife What do you not love? Carrots … Continue reading

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