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Grape Expectations

Posted on 24 February 2017 by Michelle in Newsletters

We’re in the thick of our annual grape harvest on Thelema and Sutherland farms, with the majority of our white varietals happily fermenting in tank or barrel. The grapes are healthy, and winemaker Rudi says he is very optimistic about the quality coming in. The extremely dry growing season has resulted in smaller berries and… continue reading

Wishing You Every Happiness This Festive Season

Posted on 13 December 2016 by Gyles in Newsletters

Our family has been on Thelema for thirty-three years and this year has been far and away the toughest, for various reasons. Fortunately we are a resilient bunch here. Not only our terrific staff, who have handled the crises selflessly and bravely, but the vegetation on this property has also shown amazing fighting spirit. What… continue reading

Let’s Celebrate Summer

Posted on 3 November 2016 by Michelle in Newsletters

Though the harvest season may get all the attention, one must not forget that each grape harvest is the end result of 12 months of hard work. Even in the seemingly “slow” season, the farm team are kept busy managing growth in the vineyards, preparing for new plantings, monitoring the weather and planning forward to… continue reading

South Africa 2016 – A special Report by Tim Atkin MW

Posted on 31 October 2016 by Michelle in News

Tim Atkin, UK master of wine said in his 2016 special report “When it comes to the quality of South African wine, I’ve never felt more positive.” 94 points Thelema Rabelais 2012 This time, it’s a cuvée of Cabernet Sauvignon and 20% Petit Verdot. Sourced from the best blocks at Thelema, it’s meaty and concentrated,… continue reading

Spring Time in the Winelands

Posted on 31 August 2016 by Michelle in Newsletters

We all have a specific trigger at the end of a long, cold winter that signals the start of spring in our minds. On Thelema estate, the pungent smell of the flowering jasmine as you drive onto the farm conjures up memories of sipping ice cold Thelema Muscat de Frontignan while relaxing next to the… continue reading

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