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Grape Expectations

24 February 2017

Grape Expectations

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 overall bunch size across all the varietals thus far. However, on the up side, this translates to good concentration of flavours and aromas in the 2017 wines.


Sarah Rose Webb

Not only are we excited about the harvest, but the Thelema family welcomed its newest member on the 4th of January. Thomas and Elaine welcomed little Sarah Rose Webb into the world and both parents (and grandparents) couldn’t be prouder.


GYLES’ PICK OF THE BUNCH

I asked Gyles which wine he opens after a long, hot day in the vineyards during the strenuous harvest season and he quickly replied that it would be a glass of Sutherland Chardonnay 2015. Viewed as one of the top showing wines at the recent Chardonnay Colloquium held in Elgin, we have all been looking forward to the release of the 2015 vintage. This vintage shows wonderful citrus fruit expression, integrated toasty oak and is a great follow on vintage to the internationally awarded 2013 and 2014.


NEW RELEASE: SUTHERLAND CABERNET SAUVIGNON 2013

Sutherland Cabernet Sauvignon

Be sure to try the newest addition to the Sutherland portfolio. The Sutherland Cabernet Sauvignon is a beautifully crafted wine from our cool-climate vineyards in Elgin. Aged for 18 months in French Oak, the wine shows abundant cassis fruit, enticing toasted oak and lovely elegance and balance. The final blend has a dollop of Petit Verdot included to lift the berry fruit character and add a touch of sweet spice on the finish.


Price increase coming up


VISIT US AT THE FOLLOWING EVENTS

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  • Our Cabernet is certainly King. #thelemawines #stellenbosch #cabernetsauvignon #visitwinelands #tastethelemaOur Cabernet is certainly King. #thelemawines #stellenbosch #cabernetsauvignon #visitwinelands #tastethelema
  • Forget liquor stores, turn your wine shopping into an interactive experience! Bring your friends and taste through our range of wines. #winelands #stellenbosch #tastethelema #thelemawines #visitwinelands #Saturday #fun #winetastingForget liquor stores, turn your wine shopping into an interactive experience! Bring your friends and taste through our range of wines. #winelands #stellenbosch #tastethelema #thelemawines #visitwinelands #Saturday #fun #winetasting
  • We spent the entire day in (and op top of) our red wine barrels racking our reds. All of our wines are matured in French oak barrels. #tastethelema #thelemawines #visitwinelands #winemaking #redwine #barrels #stellenboschWe spent the entire day in (and op top of) our red wine barrels racking our reds. All of our wines are matured in French oak barrels. #tastethelema #thelemawines #visitwinelands #winemaking #redwine #barrels #stellenbosch
  • Wishing all moms, ladies and aunties a wonderful Women’s Day. We are OPEN from 10 till 3. Receive a complimentary glass of MCC when visiting. #thelemawines #tastethelema #womensday #celebrateWishing all moms, ladies and aunties a wonderful Women’s Day. We are OPEN from 10 till 3. Receive a complimentary glass of MCC when visiting. #thelemawines #tastethelema #womensday #celebrate
  • What days like these are made for. #thelemawines #tastethelema #visitwinelands #stellenbosch #winterdays #redwine #fireplaceWhat days like these are made for. #thelemawines #tastethelema #visitwinelands #stellenbosch #winterdays #redwine #fireplace
  • Friday lunch idea. Bistros Go Classic. @societibistro is pairing our Sauvignon with their pan fried hake and shami prawns. Yum! #thelemawines #tastethelema #lunch #friday #yum #capetown #societibistroFriday lunch idea. Bistros Go Classic. @societibistro is pairing our Sauvignon with their pan fried hake and shami prawns. Yum! #thelemawines #tastethelema #lunch #friday #yum #capetown #societibistro
  • Join us at @stellwineroute Fine Food and Wine Festival. We will be pouring older Cabernet and our flagship Rabelais. DATE - 3 August TICKETS - @webtickets    #visitwinelands #festival #thelemawines #stellenbosch #weekendJoin us at @stellwineroute Fine Food and Wine Festival. We will be pouring older Cabernet and our flagship Rabelais. DATE – 3 August TICKETS – @webtickets #visitwinelands #festival #thelemawines #stellenbosch #weekend
  • For those fortunate enough to have a ticket for tonight’s @cfinewinec Red Wine Review come taste our @wineonaplatter 5 star Merlot Reserve 2015. ️ ️ ️️️For those fortunate enough to have a ticket for tonight’s @cfinewinec Red Wine Review come taste our @wineonaplatter 5 star Merlot Reserve 2015. ️ ️ ️️️

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