February Work Programme 1999

February Work Programme 1999

1. PLANNING AND PREPARATION 1.1 Short-term Consult the winemaker of your co-operative about the grading system requirements for particular cultivars. Determine the degree of ripeness of the grapes of the various blocks and plan harvesting accordingly. (See Wynboer...

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Vetsak/Braud Tour 1998

Vetsak/Braud Tour 1998

In September 1998 a group of South Africans visited France as the guests of the South African company Vetsak and the French company New Holland. 2 Distribution of machines According to Philippe Bohn of New Holland approximately 8000 machines are distributed throughout...

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Wine Industry Network of Expertise and Technology Winetech, in collaboration with researchers of the ARC-Nietvoorbij and the University of Stellenbosch, will be hosting a function on 27 July at which time feedback will be given concerning viticultural research...

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Honoured at the ARC Gala Event

The ARC-Research Institute for Fruit, Vine and Wine recently held its annual Gala Event at Neethlingshof Wine Estate. At this evening function the director of the Institute, Dr Leopoldt van Huyssteen, left in the picture, presented the following persons with trophies...

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PS. Don't miss Cavalli's impressive private collection of sports and music memorabilia in the gallery below deck. We spotted a Maradonna jersey, Rocky Marciano boxing gloves and guitars signed by U2 and Billy Joel. Now that's art. 
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