Author Archives: Michelle Privett

Wine Times 7 – A stomping good time

This year we received left over Merlot grapes from good neighbor Lomond. Sean was at De Hoop on tight deadlines finishing roof gardens so wife was sent over to collect harvest.  The workers at Lomond all miraculously disapeared as the little green Rav drove up … Continue reading

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Wine Times 6

Our latest instalment of wine making news is no different from previous  years, the baboons and birds once more made off with all the grapes. Well we did actually get one tiny, half-filled  bucket of Merlot this year but not … Continue reading

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Wine Times 5

After the mishap of Eddies gardener knocking our first 1000 litres of shiraz down the driveway, the 2012 Shiraz and Cabernet sauvignon progressed safely and happily through alcoholic and malolactic fermentation in the depths of Eddies garage. By March we … Continue reading

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A ‘baboon burial ‘on Witkrans

Mother Nature is full of surprises and living in our beautiful valley on the Agulhas Plain I am continually reminded just how privileged it is to co-habit this special place with so many other living creatures. Last week we had … Continue reading

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Wine Times part 4

Having successfully made our first wine in 2011 we thought the hard lessons had been learnt and that the 2012 Witkrans wines would be a doddle – well how wrong we were. The Uilkraals valley’s baboons and birds once again … Continue reading

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Season’s Greetings from Witkrans Farm

We were blessed to have our first FULL season at Witkrans.  We had a two day break over Christmas otherwise the cottages have booked with back to back bookings in both cottages.  We have met all kinds of wonderful people … Continue reading

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