Estate Experience

Z Decade

1 Dec 2015 | BY Adele Schultz

It is not often you can celebrate a DECADE but this year is the 10th anniversary of De Toren producing De Toren Z. Most wine pundits believe that Merlot does not suit South African terroir or South Africa terroir does not suit Merlot. We boldly beg to differ! De Toren Z is our Merlot-dominated Bordeaux […]

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Innovation & Sustainability

Mastering Merlot

1 Dec 2015 | BY Adele Schultz

Mastering Merlot by Charles Williams, Winemaker If one takes a closer look at the cultivar Merlot, it is easy to see why it has such a big “Love me or hate me” following around the world. Merlot is a cultivar that is easily cultivated, has a medium to higher growth potential and can be a […]

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Innovation & Sustainability

Cover Crops

27 Aug 2015 | BY Adele Schultz

Cover Crops By Charles Williams (Winemaker) As winegrowers we are very dependent on nature for our livelihood. The observation and study of nature never fails to amaze, breeding a thorough respect and love for these biological systems. As custodians of the ground, we need to apply integrated, biological systems to keep our soils alive and […]

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Innovation & Sustainability

Barrels & Wine Part I & 2

27 Aug 2015 | BY Adele Schultz

Barrels & Wine Part I By Charles Williams (Winemaker) Barrels play an instrumental (although supporting role) in crafting complex, well rounded and integrated wines. First and foremost, it is important to remember that great wine is made from beautiful grapes, and that the final product should reflect the superiority and integrity of the grapes and […]

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