Newsletter March 2016



Harvest 2016 – One of the most challenging ever!

Abe shares some of his thoughts about the vintage. “2016 will be remembered as a very difficult year which was a test of the abilities of winemakers and viticulturists. In general it was a dry year with the lowest annual rain fall in more than a century. The harvest was therefore up to 40% smaller in certain areas and the chemical make-up of the grapes was quite abnormal with low acids and high pH’s.”

However, in spite of the challenges elsewhere, at Yonder Hill the harvest went reasonably well, and the young vineyards performed optimally which led to the farm harvesting the same volume as in the past. The quality is high at the moment, but watch this space for more feedback as the wines age.

Abe continues with some comments about the wines currently in the cellar. “The 2014 wines are starting to look well in the bottle with good fruit and elegance. The 2015 wines are in barrel and are starting to show their characteristics. I feel that this will be a vintage to invest in for the future. The wines are dark and complex with excellent concentration and mouth feel, “he says.


Easter excitement at Yonder Hill Wines


Yonder Hill Wines will be hosting an Easter chocolate and wine pairing for young and old from 19 to 28 March between 09:00 and 14:00.

The tasting includes five wines, of which three will be paired with a variety of Easter treats, at only R50 per person.

For the little ones there is an Easter Bunny juice and sweet treat pairing plus an Easter picture to colour in at only R30 per little person.


For more information, contact Yonder Hill Wines on 021 855 1008. – Press release

Yonder Hill-wyne naby Stellenbosch bied van 19 tot 28 Maart daagliks van 09:00 tot 14:00 ’n Paas en wynparing vir oud en jonk aan.

Die paring sluit vyf wyne in, waarvan drie saam met ’n verskeidenheid Paasfeeslekkernye teen R50 per persoon aangebied word. Vir die kleinspan is daar die Paashaas se sap en soetparing teen R30 elk en gepaste Paasfees-inkleurprentjies om hulle besig te hou.

Vir meer inligting besoek www.yonderhill.co.za of skakel 021 855 1008. – Persverklaring

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