March 2nd, 2023 – Lomond Wine Estate Harvest Update: The halfway mark for the 2023 vintage has officially been reached with the last of the Sauvignon Blanc arriving in the winery this morning. These final 10 tons of grapes now being loaded into the press are the last of the white grapes for the year.
From this point forward the focus shifts to red cultivars starting first thing in the morning with Merlot for Rosé.
As of now, yields seems to be slightly up across all blocks of vineyard on the farm. The health and quality of the fruit is also very noteworthy this year. However, the unpredictable Cape Agulhas weather has been keeping us on our toes this vintage more so than usual with surprise rainstorms blowing in from the sea.
As of now, all base wines for MCC have finished fermenting and are resting on the lees in tank.
Semillon and Viognier for our SSV, Snowbush, and Seven Rows wine has all finished fermenting and is resting either in tank or barrel.
And the winery is erupting with beautiful aromas of fermenting Sauvignon Blanc as tanks vary from freshly pressed juice to nearly dry wine.
Check back soon for an update on the reds and a final recap on what 2023 has in store for Lomond Wines.