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Meet Charles Williams – Winemaker at De Toren Private Cellar

Q. When and where were you born ? 

“I was born on 10th January 1985 at Kakamas on the Orange River in the Northern Cape.”

Q. Where did you study and what qualifications do you have ?


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The one where we tried to make wine

By winemaking student Geena Whiting.

I grew up in KwaZulu Natal, on a small holding that was a hodgepodge of different agricultural sectors. We had chickens that ran around and horses and cows that…

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Assessing grape maturity for harvest planning

By Dr. Michela Centinari, Assistant Professor of Viticulture, Department of Plant Science

If just one adjective was chosen to describe the 2018 growing season to date, many of us might suggest ‘r…

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A Glass of Adventure

By Jenna Higgins.

Taking long drives out to wine regions outside of Stellenbosch happens to be one of my favourite pass-time activities, so when my dad called me up saying he’d like to take a dri…

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Meet Daniel Keulder, winemaker at Nitida Cellars

Q. Where and when were you born ? 

“I was born in Malmsbury on 9th September 1981.

Q. Where did you study ?  

“I studied at University of Stellenbosch and achieved a B.Sc. Agric Viticu…

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Understanding Difficult Malolactic Fermentations

By Dr. Molly Kelly, Enology Extension Educator, Department of Food Science. 

As harvest comes to a close we have planned which wines will be going through malolactic fermentation (MLF). This artic…

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Cross Flow Filtration

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New membrane technology boosts cross flow filtration techniques, enabling them to execute any type of filtrati...

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Carbonic Maceration

by Erika Szymanski

What’s that you say?Fermenting whole grapes? Without yeast intervention? With zero oxygen?Yep, if you’re l...

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Natural phenols in wine are separated into flavonoids and non-flavonoids. They affect taste, colour & mouthfe...

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