A winemaker’s approach to picking grapes for harvest can significantly impact the quality of the final wine product. This keeps Martin Smith, Paserene’s winemaker, busy at this time of year.
Paserene’s winemaker, Martin Smith, is hard at work preparing the vineyards for the upcoming 2023 harvest.
A sustainable approach to wine farming has shifted from a novel idea to a necessity in recent years, highlighted at this year’s CapeWine 2022 with the theme Sustainability 360.
September marks the change of season in the southern hemisphere as days become longer and gently start to warm, this is the beginning of spring.
Tulbagh is a magical landscape found in the left corner of the Breede River Valley, surrounded by soaring mountains on three sides leaving the south open for cooling winds to temper the heat of the days.
Winter requires proactive interventions to ensure the longevity of the vineyard, specifically disease and pest management as well as farm maintenance.
During the dormant phase of grapevines, pruning is an essential practice that establishes the starting point for the next growing season. The objective is to control the shape of the vine for air circulation and sun exposure to best ensure the quantity of fruit.
This article focusses on the time after the ripe fruits have been harvested and before the leaves start to fall from the vines.
At Paserene, our wines are made from grapes carefully grown in three regions, namely Tulbagh, Elgin and Franschhoek.
The Winelands are all a buzz of excitement as the grapes enter into their final stretches of ripening, the 2022 harvest season has begun.