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The Family Story

“Every family has a story that it tells itself, that it passes on to the children and grandchildren. The story grows over the years, mutates, some parts are sharpened, others dropped, and there is often debate about what really happened. But even with these different sides of the same story, there is still agreement that this is the family story. And in the absence of other narratives, it becomes the flagpole that the family hangs its identity from.”  (A.M. Homes) In 1864, the Burger family began its rich family...

Harvest 2018

Our harvest on Rietvallei wine Estate started on the 18th of January with the Sauvignon Blanc and finished with our last Cabernet Sauvignon on the 17th of April. "What a harvest! With 13 weeks in total, it was the longest I have ever experienced. Despite the drought, frost and fruit lost to sun-burn we have been blessed yet again. Not a big crop, but most definitely one of optimal quality," says Kobus. Harvest time means working around the clock and little sleep. But the energy and enthusiasm among the teams in...

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