Here at Waterkloof, winemaking reflects the renewal of nature. The vines awaken in spring from their rest to grow and produce fruit until the next winter, when they return to their state of slumber, only to be reborn once again. My favourite part of this cycle is the harvest. The whole farm comes alive with activity – our team heads out in the early morning to pick grapes by hand, our brigade of horses cart the grapes back to the cellar, and the winery is filled with the intoxicating aromas of freshly crushed and fermenting grapes. is is the time of year when our biodynamic practices bear balanced fruit. We harvest grapes that will be vinified in a natural, hands-on approach – part of our slow wine philosophy – creating unique bottled wines to share with each and every one of you. We hope you and the same pleasure in drinking our wines as we do in creating them!