Posted on Apr 4, 2013 in Uncategorized

Loving it!

Barely touching ground so much is happening this time of year.  Loving it! It is so busy that we only get time for ONE bottle of wine each evening; terrible!  Well, as if normal work pressure is not enough we also need to focus on our time consuming hobby – producing awesome wine!

We’re happy to report the bottling went smoothly – we did not break a single bottle.  Not bad if you take into consideration that all 2150 bottles were bottled individually – by hand. And now the wait!  The wine needs to ‘chill out’ in the bottle, get labelled, boxed and then only will we be able to experience these beauties.

Most of the alcoholic fermentations are complete. The reds must all go through a second fermentation called malolactic fermentation. This is the process of converting the harsh acids into a more accessible acid. Sounds weird but acid in wine is the salt in your food that brings it all into balance.  This year’s Grenache is very late and we will only harvest later this week. Our Sauvignon Blanc goes through a period of extended lees contact, post fermentation, and will only be available in October 2013. Thank goodness we still have enough stock of the 2012 to get us there – is there life without a good Sauvy?

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Harvest 2013

We’ve updated our website’s photo gallery, which now boasts a couple of albums. See; you ask, we listen…

Twelve Apostles Hotel

Twelve Apostles Hotel and Spa

New Listings
Exciting news – Big meets Small. The Twelve Apostles Hotel and Spa, in Camps Bay, has listed our Sauvignon Blanc 2012, so now you have one more spot (and may we add, a stunning spot) to enjoy our wine. Devon Valley Hotel in Stellenbosch has listed our Chenin Blanc 2012 and Cabernet Sauvignon 2010 and Café Chameleon, in Plattekloof, is still doing their magic with our Sauvignon Blanc 2012 and Cabernet Sauvignon 2010. (See more retailers)

So, what’s next?
Just to break the myth that we are only busy over harvest, we now need to finalise and print labels for the newly bottled wines.  When we are happy with the integration of all the components in the bottle we will be able to introduce these wines to you.

RedMeatIf you love a thick juicy steak with Cabernet Sauvignon; this one is for you. Twelve Apostles Winery is featured in the latest Red Meat / Rooivleis Magazine. So with autumn on our doorstep we lift a glass to red wine weather and good times. We are running quite low on stock in general; see our available wines. Please remember that you are more than welcome to mix and match to make up a case.

All the best

Chris and Charles

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