As we approach 170 days under lockdown regulations and hot on the news that the state of disaster is extended to mid-October it is time to reflect on the “new normal” likely to be with us for many months to come. Our five-star country house is operating at full capacity this week with guests arriving from Gauteng, KZN and Cape Town. We are getting healthy reservations for the next months as South Africans rejoice to holiday in their own country. The Franschhoek Wine Tram brought a great crowd last weekend and with good weather set for this weekend, we look forward to welcoming more guests to enjoy our cellar door tasting experience.
We are hopeful that the government will shortly open the regional borders with neighbouring countries and before too long our international borders.
On the farm, we see the first signs of budding as the vines emerge from dormancy. We are preparing for a big bottling and labelling run next week as the new cycle of growth gets into full stride.
This week we want to introduce you to our white Proprietors’ Blend – 40% chardonnay, 40% viognier and 20% Chenin this full-bodied white wine is enjoyable chilled as an aperitif while supporting white fish dishes as well as chicken and pork. The viognier provides a highly perfumed nose while the chardonnay provides plenty of body and the Chenin a lovely long finish! 20% off cases of 6 until midnight Sunday 13th September. Over 18s and SA residents only.
Wishing you all a happy and safe Friday!
Yours in wine!
Gerard & Migo