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Once Upon a Pinotage

Once Upon a Pinotage

It was in 1925 that virtuoso of vino, Abraham Izak Perold, the very first professor of viticulture at the University of Stellenbosch, had a look at grape variants Pinot Noir and Cinsaut (which was known as Hermitage) and decided to apply unchartered innovation to viticulture by cultivating these two grapes together to see what would […]

Taste of Cape Town 2015

I dont know about you, but I left this festival with a Great taste in my mouth. For Perdeberg Winery, the partnership with Joubert & Monty’s biltong, was a resounding success. The different pairings were well thought out and presented. Of course this is all based on feedback I got from the jolly festival goers. […]

25/03/2015
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TASTE OF CAPE TOWN 2015

Decadent treats, unique handcrafted drinks, nostalgic flavours and interesting new food creations are what you can expect at this year’s Taste of Cape Town. The festival will have the same, much-loved format, but with some exciting new flavours. “Our 8th year promises to be more festive than ever, with loads of new features, a collection […]

Perdeberg Rocks at ommiberg FESTIVAL

Perdeberg Rocks at ommiberg FESTIVAL

A little press release from my PR company about the Ommiberg Festival Perdeberg Rocks at ommiberg FESTIVAL … with a bit of garb and mountain biking on the side. With all the grape harvest activity, the month of March is a highlight on the Cape’s calendar. One event that marks all the excitement is the […]

Perdeberg Potjie Day
12/02/2015
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Perdeberg Potjie Day

Another Perdeberg Potjie day anyone? Lets set a date !! You know, I keep hearing stories about how the last Perdeberg Potjie Day Competition was so much fun. Apparently everyone told stories, they laughed alot, ate great food and drank great wine. Each time I hear these stories, I get the usual line, ” Oh […]

Lekker Lazy Lizards
04/02/2015
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Lekker Lazy Lizards

The attention to detail I demand during Harvest. There is a little Lizard, called a wingerd koggelmander (I don’t know what the english name is), he makes an appearance when the grapes arrive from harvest and we have a few sets of eagle eye guys, here on the farm, who watch out for these fellow nature lovers […]

Harvest 2015 well underway!

Harvest 2015 well underway!

So where would you prefer to be on a day like today? In the office or on this tractor picking grapes!! Let’s be honest, there is not one person here on the farm, who would swap the exciting harvest time for some cubicle time. I have my hooves full with the team in logistics and marketing & […]

04/12/2014
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Wine to go with your Banting diet ?

While Professor Tim Noakes and fellow authors of the massively popular ‘Real Meal Revolution’ eating regime book do not necessarily advocate the consumption of alcohol, what they do promote is a reduction of sugar in the diet. Having a closer look at the wine fermentation process- the yeasts eat the carbohydrates, producing alcohol, heat and […]