All producers we met on our wine tour in mid-February were, so far, happy with the quality and most of them also with the quantity. After the drought the quantities are now again back to more or less normal. The drought the past three years is over but water is still a scarce resource and visitors are encouraged not to waste water unnecessarily.
“In 2020 we will have a more normal quantity, we are happy about that, but it will also be a very good quality”, says Danie Steytler Jr at Kaapzicht in Stellenbosch. Sean Skibbe, winemaker at South Hill in cool climate Elgin, had already harvested the pinot noir and the sauvignon blanc was almost ready. It has been a strange season he says. Warm in October, chilly in November at flowering which caused some problems. It has been up and down but quality looks good. He is very excited about his block of malbec this year. “The best-looking vineyard at the moment.”
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