Good things come to those who love what they do.
Boy oh boy, what a busy year we had here in Koringberg. Harvest is right around the corner and the vineyards are looking beautiful.
We are busy putting up the bird nets in Joanne Hurst’s garden vineyard and getting the cellar ready for what is to come.
All of the 2016 white wine has been bottled on the 19th and 20th of September and the 2015 red wine went into bottle on the 1st and 2nd of November. The 2016 red wines are safely tucked away in our brand new pink (yes I said pink) barrel hall. We were lucky enough to be able to do a few renovations to the cellar this year that will immensely improve the flow of our production, especially during harvest.
We were also very fortunate to be able to plant 0.6 ha of Shiraz, Grenache and Carignan vines. They will only come into full production in 2020 but it is definitely worth the wait. They seem to be in a bit of a hurry though, some of the three month old vines are growing bunches bigger than the bunches on our 10 year old vines.
We are very proud to announce that the Wildehurst MCC, released this year, received four and a half stars in the John Platter wine guide. Our first ever four and a half stars for our MCC maiden vintage, not bad at all! The Wildehurst Chenin Blanc 2015 was also awarded a gold Michelangelo award at the Michelangelo International Wine Awards.
With everything that happened this year we can’t wait to see what next year has in store for Wildehurst Wines!