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Innovation & Sustainability

Winemaker Charles, Reminisces Over the Recent 2018 Harvest

13 Jun 2018 | BY Charles Williams

Monday, 9 April marks the official closing of the 2018 harvest here at De Toren Private Cellar. This season was once again a marvellous opportunity to observe how complex Mother Nature is in all her workings. In many senses the vintage challenged our understanding of how multifaceted the soil-plant-atmosphere continuum is. Especially when it came […]

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Winemaker Charles’s 2018 Vintage Update

12 Mar 2018 | BY Charles Williams

With recent years’ exceptional vintages behind us, we prepared ourselves for an interesting 2018 vintage. During the course of this season, I was so thankful for the way we do and have been doing things here at De Toren. Always thinking ahead, planning the necessary strategy to its finest detail and most importantly, working with […]

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New Year, New Beginnings…

12 Mar 2018 | BY Anja Bekker

The year 2017 marks the very first year of De Toren Private Cellar’s three year organic conversion period. For a few years already, we have been hard at work behind the scenes, with immense amounts of research. All in preparation for the commencement of this new methodology to ensure a seamless integration of the organic […]

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Winemaker Charles on De Toren’s Drought Strategy

7 Dec 2017 | BY Charles Williams

The year 2017 marks the third consecutive winter that the Western Cape of South Africa has had below average rainfall. Even though De Toren, as a producer of top quality wines, uses significantly less water compared to more commercial wineries, the effect of this drought is long term and the only way to succeed is […]

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