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OUR VINES ARE NOT TWISTED TO SUIT TRENDS – A PHILOSOPHY WE MUST DEFEND

An important element of wine is its history, its background, its story. If the grapes feel at home in the land, they can tell the story that the land has written with a clear voice. In the 16th century Olivier des Sevres said, “Terroir is an alliance of soil and a complex network of plants and light.”

We interrupt this broadcast for some deeply profound words that will no doubt fluff your feathers …

Wine is not only the memory of terroir, but also the expression of place. It changes from vintage to vintage though – an ever-evolving memory adding not only to the history of place, but also to the relationship between nature and man. Every vintage is a true reflection of the triumphs and struggles of each growing season, but also the excitement of what that vintage can bring. In the words of legendary Australian winemaker, Jack Mann: “Nature creates, man only guides.”

In the words of the Vriesenhof family …

“The winemaker is a humble servant of nature. His role is to give nature the opportunity to produce the best possible wine.”

 


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