There is nothing as symbolic of the close ties of Yonder Hill’s Naude’s with their friends and workers as the annual ceremony of the blessing of the harvest. It is a time-honoured occasion, traditionally held each March and graced as much with humility as it is with joy.
A prayer, simple and sincere, is followed by the first trampling, in huge barrels, of the ripened berries.
This very moment marks the end of the picking season while it simultaneously rings in the start, once more, of a new cycle of harvesting, bringing with it the fresh expectations and renewed hopes of another productive dawn.
For anything between 18 months and two years, Nature will from now onwards be allowed to follow her own methodology, her unwavering and unique course towards complete perfection of every wine that is formed, once more, on Yonder Hill.