Events: January 2019

Gourmet Burgers & Wine Weekend! 19th & 20th January 2019

Our popular Gourmet Burgers and Wine Weekend is back on the 19th & 20th of January 2019.  

We have a small selection of burgers on our menu and the price is R219  for two burgers and a bottle of our Dekker's Valley Range (Seraphic 2017, Shiraz Rose 2017 or our popular Shiraz 2015)

The burgers are available from 11h00 - 15h00 on Saturday 19th and Sunday 20th January 2019.

Booking is essential. No more than 8 people per booking.

For reservations contact us on 021 862 4525 or email tastingroom@mellasat.com

We are looking forward to welcoming you here!

Gourmet Burgers & Wine Weekend! 19th & 20th January 2019

Vineyard and cellar news

It is an exciting time of the year for any winery, especially in the vineyard!  Veraison is slowly starting and is very visible on the Pinotage and Tempranillo grapes. What is veraison? It is a French term – véraison - and the official definition is ‘change of colour of the grape berries’. It is now a term that is generally adapted in English.

This year the vines are vigorous and shoot thinning took place in December. This practice is done to prevent vegetative growth and it is important to do as we want all the nutrients to go into the bunches, not into the leaves.

During December, we were busy in the barrel cellar. We racked our 2018 red wines off the full lees from barrel to barrel and now the maturation period started. Even though 2018 was a challenging vintage due to the drought conditions, the red wines taste great.  There is a lot of depth and complexity on all of them.

We’ve now bottled the 2018 Seraphic, 2018 Shiraz Rosè and the 2017 Revelation. During January we are bottling the 2018 White Pinotage, 2018 Chardonnay, Viognier 2018 and the 2016 Shiraz. Watch this space!

Vineyard and cellar news