Landbou Radio – 19 April 2021

Terroir describes the complete natural environment in which a particular wine is produced, including factors such as the soil, topography, and climate. No two wine making regions are the same. In our program of 19 April, David Niewoudt, Winemaker of Cederberg Winery tells us about their vineyards near Elim and the story of Ghost Corner. The grapes are harvested at Elim and are transported to the Cederberg Winery, 499 kilometres apart. In the 12th Concours Mondial du Sauvignon Blanc held in Brussels, their Ghost Corner Sauvignon Blanc 2020 won a gold medal.

Lucas Wentzel is the Winemaker at Groote Post near Darling. He tells us more about the process of making their international award-winning wine, Seasalter. The grapes are hand-picked in the cool early hours of the morning to retain optimum freshness and fruit flavours. Lucas also tells us about the importance of planning a new vineyard and the process of planting the new vines.

Marinda Kruger Claassen is the Winemaker at Elgin Vintners Wines. This Winery is nestled in the heart of the Kogelberg and Hottentots Holland mountain ranges. Marinda says “being in the wine industry is about business, and staying in the wine industry is about passion” Their grapes ripen at a relaxed pace and when creativity is applied, you will taste the result in the end product. On the 12th Concours Mondial du Sauvignon International Wine Competition, their Elgin Vintners Ridgelands Sandstone 2020 received a golden award.

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