Wednesday, February 18, 2015

Cape Point Vineyards cellar at harvest time

We needed to call in at Cape Point Vineyards in Noordhoek to book a tour. Winemaker Duncan Savage VERY kindly took time out of his busy day to show us some of the new tank samples  
New barrels awaiting wine and the press also waiting for grapes
The high view of the cellar
Barrels maturing
And a brand new amphora filed with red wine
Duncan has used concrete eggs for several years. Here he has a new plastic egg
Duncan showing Lynne the amphora. Old techniques can still be used to make very good wine
An old friend and one of our best wine characters:  Give it Horns Cape Wine Master Clive Torr getting involved with grapes this harvest
Duncan giving us tank samples of delicious Cape Point Sauvignon Blanc must.  It was full of peaches and apricots, we can't wait to taste it when it has finished fermenting
Clive working the modern steel grape press
Assistant winemaker Riandri Visser waiting for the grapes to come in to the cellar
Off to Buitenverwachting to take Hermann Kirschbaum a present of some special wine from our cellar for a change.  He is astounded at the variety of things in Lynne’s handbag
© John & Lynne Ford, Adamastor & Bacchus 2015

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