Lammershoek’s harvest is officially done and dusted! The last grapes (Syrah) came in just in time, before the much needed and appreciated rain shower on the 10th of March.
The harvest of 2021 has certainly taught us all here at Lammershoek to adapt to new working conditions. We didn’t have the luxury of having international interns like all the other years, the Lammershoek team just had to pull together from the owners to the vineyard workers, we all had to pull some weight this year to get the berries in the winery processed and surprisingly, it went quite smooth.
There was this great communication and it was like the team just synchronised very well this year resulting in a very smooth organised harvest. I am very happy with this year’s harvest, the good winter and cooler summer gave us a longer than usual ripening season kicking off 2 weeks later than normally. The grapes that came in were really good looking and healthy, we were fortunate with no diseases this year. In fact our vines are looking the healthiest we’ve seen them in the past 5 years so we’re very excited to see what this year will deliver to the bottle.
– Jorrie du Plessis (Head wine maker)