Harvest Day in Mordor


With 42 degrees predicted for Sunday on the Partyberg/Orodruin/Paardeberg, we decided to commence harvest on Lemoenfontein today. But a visit to the Food Lovers’ Market resulted in a rude shock.

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Is this the appellation with its own annual Revolution at which Franschhoekfranschhoekcellarwines Harvest Day in Mordor
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marketers rush punters a couple of grand to eat celebrity hot dogs? Where the Swartland Independent upsets the farmers by trying to build an appellation in the sky (only vineyards above 200m need apply) to keep Sonop out? Where Marsanne is kosher even though its yet to be planted but Bukettraube is banned? Or is it a budget bin in a suburban supermarket?

How can anyone make a bottle of wine for R16.67? Zakkie Bester and the manne at Riebeek Cellars are trying to get the exportation of bulk wine labelled as Swartland banned. But with retail prices as low as these, why bother?