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  • Harvest Weekend Festival

    March 19-20, 2022, FREE festival entry

    Saturday:

    • 10am – Cellar Tour and Tasting
      • R150pp
    • 12pm – Live music from Shaun Tait
      • Free

    Sunday:

    • 7:30am – 12km Harvest Trail Run
      • R120pp, includes free glass of wine/beer

    8am – 5km Penguin Fun Walk/Run

    R80 per adult and R50 per u/12 child. All ticket sales to benefit the African Penguin and Seabird Sanctuary.

    For bookings and details please contact events@lomond.co.za or phone 082 296 2272.

  • Sugar and Spice – Veraison

    The most exciting step of the vineyard cycle is upon us now at Lomond – veraison. By the end of this critical stage we will for the first time see exactly what quality the 2022 vintage has brought.

    Let’s check back in with Sugar and Spice for a closer look at this colorful time of year in the vineyards. These two vines located on opposite sides of the farm in vastly different soils contribute to two of our most beloved wines: Sugarbush Single Vineyard Sauvignon Blanc and Conebush Single Vineyard Syrah.

    It has been just over a month since we last checked in on them. Anxiety was high during our last visit as winds and rain arrived right in the middle of flowering.

    Fortunately these Cape Agulhas vines are no stranger to adversity. Fruit set was a success and the culmination of every vineyard stage from the day the 2021 crop was picked until now has arrived: veraison.

    Veraison is the clearest sign that harvest is near. Even more, it’s the first real window a winemaker gets to look into the quality of the vintage.

    In red cultivars this stage is quite clear. Berries begin to change from green to pink to purple. In white cultivars the bunches go from a darker green to a lighter, more translucent hue.

    What exactly is veraison?

    Veraison is when fruit ripening begins. Now through harvest time, the vineyards will focus all of their energy on ripening the hanging bunches. With each warm day, sugars will rise. Simultaneously, acidities will drop. This is also the time when phenolic ripening occurs. Color, tannin, flavor and aroma compounds are all starting to develop in the grapes.

    In cool climate Cape Agulhas, veraison happens later than in the rest of the country. It is also a longer process as sugars rise slowly and natural acidities remain strong. This longer hangtime is what allows our grapes to achieve full phenolic ripeness which ultimately provides our wines with stunning aromatics, vibrancy, and well-rounded mouthfeel.

    Challenges of Veraison

    Once viable fruit is hanging in the vineyards, the biggest challenge is keeping it healthy. Sun, rain, humidity, wind, etc can all damage and bring disease to a block.

    The other major challenge from this stage forward is wildlife. Many animals including birds and baboons love this time of year as sugars rise in the grapes. Even a single peck on just one berry can ruin the entire bunch.

    The only real solution for these challenges is to be active and vigilant in the vineyards from sun up til sundown.

    Our friend Sugar here is probably about 4 weeks away from harvest time and Spice is about 8 away. However, harvest may begin for MCC base wines as early as next week for us.

    Cheers to 2022! πŸ₯‚

  • Introducing: Seven Rows

    22 years ago the very first vine went into the ground on Lomond. 

    Our goal from the outset remains unchanged; to create South Africa’s finest cool climate wines which are comparable to the best in the world.

    The pursuit of quality is, by definition, incremental and perpetual.

    Over decades, we have studied every slope on the farm, identifying 18 different soil types and where they lie within the vineyards.   Trials have been conducted including different pruning techniques, cover crops and irrigation methods to determine the most effective regime to produce quality grapes.

    We harvest not by block, but per soil type.   This ensures optimum ripeness and preserving each sections unique flavours.  We can accurately identify the distinctive characteristics that terroir imparts.

    Utilising satellite imagery and boots on the ground, we monitor vigour, growth and ripeness.   Varying terroir creates microclimates within each vineyard block.  

    Within each block there are rows of vines which have flavour compounds which are exceptional.  These rows are vinified separately and tasted over and over again in the pursuit of perfection.

    We are delighted to present the 7 Rows Range which expresses the passion, craft and dedication of the team at Lomond.

    Snowbush 2019

    The iconic Snowbush is returning to the Lomond family.

    The last vintage of the wine was produced in 2013. This unique wine is a blend of wooded Sauvignon Blanc, Semillon & Viognier.  

    On the nose, the wine is showing complex floral and stone fruit notes with a hint of minerality.  On the palate, the wine is soft, rounded and refined with layers of flavours of fruit and citrus notes. The presence of the oak supports the wine and adds complexity.  The natural fresh acidity of this unique wine from Cape Agulhas adds a great liveliness to this wine.

    This complexity and flavours come from very selective sourcing and obsessive attention to detail.

    Only 800 bottles produced >>> Order Now

    Semillon 2019

    A very gentle whole bunch pressing was used to ensure that only the best possible juice gets extracted from the grapes. Juice was fermented in 500L French oak barrels and then left on the lees, in barrel, for 11 months.

    This wine is showing complex aromatics of lime, peach and white pear. On the palate, the wine is showing intense concentration of fruit. The zesty acidity gives this Semillon great freshness and a long lingering aftertaste.

    Only 700 bottles produced >>> Order Now

    Viognier 2019

    Viognier is a traditional Rhone variety that is perfectly suited to the cool climate of Lomond and Cape Agulhas.

    Grapes were hand picked and whole bunch pressed using only the free run quality.  The wine was fermented in 500L French oak barrels and matured in barrel for 11 months.   Viognier is a varietal that benefits from barrel maturation which adds great complexity to the wine.

    Viognier is as a very aromatic variety with hints of floral and sweet spice flavours.

    On the palate, the wine is showing intense fruit with a firm acidity. 

    Only 700 bottles produced >>> Order Now

    Ben Nevis Sauvignon Blanc 2020

    This wooded Sauvignon Blanc is made from a blend of our two Single Vineyard Sauvignon Blanc, Pincushion and Sugarbush.

    The grapes underwent a 12-hour skin contact before being drained and gently pressed.  Fermentation was started in stainless steel and after five days was then transferred to barrel to finish fermentation.

    This classic Cape Agulhas Sauvignon Blanc shows white stone fruit with hints of blackcurrant and minerality.  The wine expresses complexity with an explosion of fruit with great structure. The very subtle wood influence adds a beautiful roundness to the wine. The ability to age is ensured by crisp acidity 

    Only 500 bottles produced >>>Order Now

  • Exclusive Milkwoods Tastings with the Winemaker

    Exclusive Milkwoods Tasting with the Winemaker

    Exclusive wine tastings with the winemaker in our magical Milkwood Forest, all holiday season long.

    Tastings begin at 12:00pm with a soft finish for lunch around 1:15pm.Pre-book your spot for these unique wine tastings. We’ll be serving platters as snacks, while the winemaker shares some of the all time favorite wines as well as some cellar secrets.R250 per person, includes:

    • RosΓ© welcome drink
    • Wine tasting presented by our winemakers
    • Platters served at your table
  • Jan. 2 Bottomless Coffee Band Live at Lomond

    Bottomless Coffee Band LIVE at Lomond Wine Estate!

    Join us next to the dam, for an summers day of good music and great wine!

    2 Jan 2022

    R150 p/adult – kids free

    Performance starting at 12:00

    Guests are welcome to bring camping chairs or picnic BLANKETS (no food or drinks to be brought onto the premises).

    We’ll be serving our ever famous patters, roosterkoeke, craft beer and of course wines!

    Bookings online via Quicket:

    Please note purchasing a ticket does not secure your seat. Seating will be on first come first serve basis.

    For tickets: https://www.quicket.co.za/events/161714-bottomless-coffee-band-live-at-lomond/

    For more info, mail us on info@lomond.co.za

  • Dec. 27 Arno Carstens Live at Lomond

    Arno Carstens LIVE at Lomond Wine Estate!

    Join us next to the dam, for an summers day of good music and great wine!

    27 December, Monday

    R180 p/adult – kids free

    Performance starting at 12:00

    Guests are welcome to bring camping chairs or picnic BLANKETS (no food or drinks to be brought onto the premises).

    We’ll be serving our ever famous patters, roosterkoeke, craft beer and of course wines!

    Bookings online via Quicket: https://www.quicket.co.za/events/161452-arno-carstens-live-at-lomond/

    Please note purchasing a ticket does not secure your seat. Seating will be on first come first serve basis.

    For more info, mail us on info@lomond.co.za

  • Lomond Boxing Day Trail Run

    Come and enjoy some fresh air in the vineyards and fynbos of the beautiful Lomond Wine Estate. Run and walk after a day of festivities.

    The Lomond Wine Estate is hosting you for some of the best trail running in the valley. Run through pristine fynbos and beautifully manicured vineyards.

    12km – Start time 08:30 – R180 – Around the dam, through some fynbos and back through the cow camp. Nothing serious.

    5km – Start time 09:00 – R100 – A stroll through the beautiful vineyards.

    Bookings: https://www.entryninja.com/events/77304-lomond-wine-estate-trail-run

    More informationwww.scuttle.co.za/scuttle-events/lomond-trail-run/

  • Dec 19 Wine Walk & Live Music

    Stroll, sip-sip, from Sauvignon to Merlot!
    Live music entertainment by Shaun Tait at the tasting room after your walk!

    Enjoy a wine walking route between our vineyards, stopping at the different cultivars for a wine tasting at each block.

    Whatever your motivation; getting fit or getting buzzed, remember to book your spot in advance!

    Sunday, 19 Dec, at 10:30, 5km walk through the vineyards

    R150 pp
    Wine, platters, craft beer etc. served afterwards at the Tasting Room until 16:00

    Bookings online via Quicket: https://www.quicket.co.za/events/161448-wine-walk-at-lomond/

  • 2021 Lomond Triathlon

    Update on 5 Dec 2021 – The Lomond Triathlon is still on! Enter now.

    The 5th annual Lomond Triathlon promises to be the best one yet with lots of triathletes and outdoor enthusiasts hungry for action. The triathlon season is shorter but be sure to end the year in spectacular fashion by swimming in the beautiful Lomond dam, riding between the fynbos of the Walkerbay Conservancy and running around the vineyards of the Lomond Wine Estate. We cannot wait to welcome you to this amazing venue…

    Once again the event will have 2 distances, a long and short course, and you can choose to do it all or as part of a team of 2 or 3. The Kids Event in association with Orca will also be a highlight for all the youngsters. The Lomond Triathlon is truly an event for the whole family, so bring them along to take part or for support. Parking is close to the venue and lots will be on offer to entertain everyone. Live entertainment and various food stalls will round off the day, along with all the famous Lomond wines.

    After-Party – join us under the Milkwoods for the after-party of the year. Saturday evening from 18:00. It includes music, cash bar and a meal. Book your spot when you enter.

    There are lots of accommodation options close to the farm or in the nearby towns of Franskraal, Gansbaai and Stanford. For more information on these, visit our webpage.

    * IMPORTANT: 

    Entries close on 8 December 2021. No entries at the venue or registration. 

    Similar to last year, we will refund 80% of your entry fee or transfer to 2022 should the event be cancelled due to COVID-19.

    Routes:

    The routes will be the same as previous years. We aim to cater for all abilities.

    Distances:

    FULL β€“ 1000m Swim, 28km MTB, 12km Trail Run (Wetsuit allowed)

    SPRINT β€“ 500m Swim, 15km MTB, 5km Trail Run (Wetsuit allowed) 

    KIDS β€“ 6-8 years: 50m Swim, 1.5km MTB, 500m Trail Run (Parent allowed)

    KIDS β€“ 9-11 years: 100m Swim, 5km MTB, 2km Trail Run (Parent allowed)

    KIDS β€“ 12-14 years: 200m Swim, 10km MTB, 3km Trail Run (Parent allowed)

    Starting Times, Categories, Entry Fees:

    08:00 – FULL – SOLO – R795

    08:00 – FULL – TEAM – R900

    09:00 – SPRINT – SOLO – R595

    09:00 – SPRINT – TEAM – R750

    11:30 – All KIDS races – R100-R150 (Parents encouraged to join)