I know when summer has hit us – the Red-chested cuckoos start belting out their repetitive and distinctive calls (‘piet-my-vrou’, ‘piet-my-vrou’). They’re difficult to see, perched high up in the tallest trees, but there’s no mistaking their presence. It’s a wake-up call for me; when the cuckoos arrive it usually means that the vineyards (and… continue reading
We have quite a lot to celebrate here at Thelema. Our 2010 vintage of Thelema Rabelais received the coveted 5 star rating in the 2015 Platter’s Wine Guide. This Bordeaux blend of 86% Cabernet Sauvignon and 14% Petit Verdot is a great follow up to the 5 star rated 2009 vintage, with amazing ageing potential… continue reading
Hopefully by the time this newsletter gets published spring will have sprung. About time too, I say, because this has been a wet and cold winter and I’m longing for some warm weather. The vineyards don’t seem to mind – as far as they’re concerned it’s been a brilliant dormant season. Our youngest Chardonnay vineyard… continue reading
…it’s going to be a cold winter. Our vineyard team aren’t scared off by a bit of cold weather. The inter-rows have been ploughed and the cover crop sown just in time for the generous rains we had in June. Temperatures are rarely above 10 degrees in the morning when driving to work, which is… continue reading
New release Thelema Cabernet Sauvignon 2010 shines at the Christian Eedes 2014 Cabernet Sauvignon report.