Wine: behind the scenes of the 2016 harvest

Harvest 2016 is in full swing across the Cape.

 
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This year's harvest is a GO! and with the super high temperatures, you can bet that the grapes have been ripening at top speed!

We took a browse through Instagram (#SAHarvest2016) and came across some cool pics that show just what's happening behind the scenes.

Do you really know how much work it takes to get your favourite wine into its bottle?

Have a look!



Happy fermentation #saharvest2016 #pinotnoir2016

A photo posted by Helgard (@helgard1986) on

#zevenwacht @zevenwachtwines #pellenc #sorting #saharvest2016

A video posted by Jacques Viljoen (@jacquesviljoen1000) on

Harvest 2016 has begun! We began picking #Chardonnay today, destined for our MCC #SAHarvest2016

A photo posted by Lourensford Wine Estate (@lourensford) on

So fresh and so clean | Lets Go harvest @sijnnwines #saharvest2016 #sijnn #cheninblanc

A photo posted by Charla (@charlahaasbroek) on

#TheDiaryofaBubble continues with an early-morning harvest of a block of #handselected, #homegrown #PinotNoir, picked at sunrise in the #Robertson Valley to ensure a cool and gentle picking environment, resulting in premium flavour-retention to showcase the vineyard's amazing #terroir - the ultimate reward in our #SearchforSingularity. Oh, and how beautiful is the 'waxy bloom' on this bunch? We'll tell you all about it in our next post - for now we have to turn these beauties into Le Lude #Brut #Rosé! #SouthAfrica | #VisitSouthAfrica | #???? | #?? | #LeLudeMCC | #LeLude | #MCC | #ProudlyMCC | #ProudlySouthAfrican | #Brut | #Rosé | #Champagne | #Harvest2016 | #SAHarvest2016 | #Wine | #RobersonValley | #Franschhoek | #FranschhoekMoments | #Grapes | #Grape | #Wine | #MéthodeCapClassique | #MethodeCapClassique

A photo posted by Le Lude (@leludemcc) on

Squeeze the day... #saharvest2016 #southafrica #wine #winemaking #winemaker #vino

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