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Kanonkop Harvest Report 2019 by Cellarmaster, Abrie Beeslaar

Kanonkop Harvest Report 2019 by Cellarmaster, Abrie Beeslaar

The 2019 vintage will be remembered as one of the most trying in modern history. After 3 years of drought, we had sufficient rain during the winter of 2018. During bud break, we had very warm weather and cold weather immediately after that. This had a negative effect on the evenness of the budding and […]

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Kanonkop Harvest Report 2019 by Viticulturist, Annelie Viljoen

Kanonkop Harvest Report 2019 by Viticulturist, Annelie Viljoen

Temperatures in January were relatively cool compared to other years, which is great for ripening and quality, but heat waves started hammering the vineyards from 3 Feb right through till the end of the month. Transpiration rates were higher than roots could absorb moisture from the soil and because night temperatures did not cool down […]

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