jamie goode's wine blog: More from South Africa: the day in pictures

Friday, November 06, 2009

More from South Africa: the day in pictures

Some pictures from a truly exciting day spent in Tulbagh, Paardeberg and Paarl.

Eben Sadie, who makes some of South Africa's very best red and white wines.

Bush-vine Carignan at Vonderling, Paardeberg

Flowering Cabernet Sauvignon, Vonderling

A Nomblot concrete egg next to a barrel, Tulbagh Mountain Vineyards (TMV)

Worm compost, TMV (and Rebecca the winegrower's hands)

The view at TMV

Chris and Andrea Mullineux, Mullineux wines, Riebecke, Swartland

Paul Nicholls of TMV with his bush-vine Mourvedre

La Capra, an exciting new brand from Charles Back's Fairview, Paarl



At 12:21 AM, Anonymous Anonymous said...

Do they use compost on the vineyard?

At 5:25 AM, Blogger Vinogirl said...

Sigh...I will have to wait until May in California to see Cabernet sauvignon flowering again.
The different hemispheres are wonderful :)

At 7:24 AM, Blogger Chris Bryant said...

Hi Jamie,
It was a pleasure meeting with you yesterday. I trust that the rest of your tasting went well.

At 11:39 AM, Anonymous Alex Lake said...


Which Columellae did you try?

At 12:13 PM, Blogger Grapejuices said...

looking forward for notes on Eben Sadie's wines

At 7:18 PM, Blogger Jamie said...

this particular compost is made into a tea which acts as a microbial inoculum when sprayed in the vineyard

At 7:18 PM, Blogger Jamie said...

chris - nice to meet you
alex - the 2007 - massive wine, almost a bit un-Eben, but lovely

At 8:22 PM, Blogger HamishWM said...

The vine planting density looks very low for the Carignan and Mourvedre. Are they old vines or is this normal. Great pics....at least the sun shone for a short while!


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