The grape harvest in Aussenkehr started slightly late this season. This is according to Willem Visser of Silverlands. “We started harvesting a little later this season, at the beginning of November. It is going well so far, and we have caught up. The first grapes to be harvested were the Early Sweet Prime. We are now on the Flames and moving towards ARRRA 13, 14 and 15 varieties.”

Europe was predicted to be a tricky market in December and this prediction is proving true. “It is not like previous honeymoon years,” says Willem. “The late start did mean that we didn’t get the volume we would have wanted on the pre-Christmas boats, but seeing how the market is that might not be such a bad thing.”

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