Watch as Nederburg manages one of the most extraordinary vintages ever

Nederburg is giving wine lovers a glimpse of the true grit and emotional glue it takes to tackle the 2015 harvest, in a series of six fast-paced videos housed on its Youtube channel,

Watch the tension, tears and team work in handling a harvest that’s one of the shortest in living memory but also one of the best.

The intriguing, behind-the-scenes videos show how the team toughs it out, keeping it all together as everyone finds a way to manage the pressure.  There’s no time to get into the groove this vintage. From the get-go, the cellar is operating at full capacity but can the equipment keep pace? Watch how the mood changes from lots of laughs in the vineyards to something more sombre in the cellar, when there’s a delivery of grapes that doesn’t make the quality cut.

Thought the harvest was confined to the Boland? Well, learn how, in the mountains beyond Ceres, one of the Cape’s highest-lying areas is home not just to terrific apples but also Nederburg’s top Sauvignon blanc, Pinot noir and Riesling. It’s so high up it’s even cool in mid-summer, although nothing compared to the thick blanket of snow some winters.

Celebrate with the team when it’s all over and as the viticulturists, winemakers and workers toast an extraordinary vintage.

Each clip of about 2 to 3 minutes is being posted to Nederburg’s YouTube channel,, at bi-weekly intervals with new episodes released every Thursday until the end of May.

To watch the teaser, go to