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As harvest 2014 draws closer, a cool, calm and collected Charl du Plessis – Spice Route Wines Winemaker – shares his thoughts and predictions on this year’s harvest. “Overall our dryland vineyards are in great condition – even better in comparison to last year. The unusual heavy rainfall we experienced
By Andrew Pike - taken from Pikes Spring News Pikes is making progress on sustainable management with the installation of a new 72KW solar generation system on the roof of our Polish Hill River winery. It is the latest step in our continued progress on reducing the carbon footprint of our
By Neil Pike - from Pikes Spring News Having just returned from a very successful International Riesling Rendezvous held at Chateau St Michelle in Seattle my mind is still processing many thoughts, ideas and observations from three intense days of everything Riesling. Rubbing shoulders with the elite Riesling producers of
SAN FRANCISCO – Vintners and growers throughout California reported another high quality and generous vintage in 2013. Following a warm and dry spring with near ideal conditions for bringing grapes to maturity, harvest was remarkably smooth and wineries are at capacity and working with some very high quality winegrapes. Click
Well, there has certainly been some excitement within the fences at Pikes. Over the last couple of months we have added a trophy and some medals to the trophy shelf, had a sea of solar panels installed on the winery roof and to top it all off we have added
Michael Schachner, senior editor for Wine Enthusiast, reviewed several wines from O. Fournier Argentina. Alfa Crux Malbec 2009 received 93 points becoming one of the leading wines in the country for that vintage. In addition, Urban Uco Sauvignon Blanc 2012 was selected “Best Value” in the magazine. Bcrux Blend 2009
Platter’s White Wine of the Year and a Brace of 5 stars for DeMorgenzon DeMorgenzon Maestro White 2012 has been chosen as White Wine of the Year and been awarded Five Stars alongside the DeMorgenzon Reserve Chenin Blanc 2012 by the highly regarded Platter Guide to South African Wines.