Events: November 2016

Vineyard News

What is suckering? 

Suckering is a very important task that is performed in the vineyards during spring. The purpose is to remove all of the unnecessary shoots. The energy can then go into the important shoots which leads to fewer fruit clusters and therefore better concentration of flavours.

Shoot thinning is also important for creating the best growing and ripening conditions for the grapes. To open the canopy means better air movement and this helps to dry the moisture from the leaves to prevent powdery mildew.

Some of our vines have flowered with the Chardonnay, Chenin Blanc, Viognier and Tempranillo leading the way.

Vineyard News

Proe Paarl - celebrate the flavours!

We are offering the following:

  • Gourmet picnics @ R250.00 for 2 people
  • Visit our Cemetery of Forgotten Wines
  • Cellar tours (by appointment only)
  • 26th November 2015 – one Saturday only – vineyard walk and wine tasting @R85 per person and Gourmet Burgers from R65.00 per person.  The vineyard walk will take place at 10:00, 12:00 and 14:00 (please wear comfortable walking shoes and bring a hat!).  The Gourmet Burgers will be available from 11:00.
  • Pop-Up Fine Dining Restaurant 10th and 11th December 2016 – booking is essential.

For more information regarding these events please contact us tastingroom@mellasat.com or 021 862 4525

Proe Paarl - celebrate the flavours!