January 2016 - Fires in Western Cape


Not only are fires confined to Australia and California but we have them here too in South Africa. The 2016 harvesting will remember the fires at Simonsig but it must be remembered that the affected area is still only small. This is however important for the quality of the red wines. Our clients Ian and Marissa Hinchliffe were fortunate having seen the action first hand and the destruction of the pine forest .Although the yield will be less the overall quality on this occasion should not be affected. The Hinchliffe’s were on a private tour with Pietman on 22nd January.