Work Programme – May 1999

Work Programme – May 1999

1 . PLANNING AND PREPARATION May is planning month. If overall planning for your farm has not yet been done, now is the time. If overall planning has been completed it may now be revised. (See: Wynboer Tegnies, No. 10, January 1985 for Netwerk vir die vestiging van...

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Calculating the Cost of Mechanisation

Calculating the Cost of Mechanisation

According to the Oxford English Dictionary mechanisation means "to substitute mechanical power for man or horse power". In the wine industry mechanisation also takes place to create favourable conditions for quality improvement which is often the motivation for the...

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Mechanisation in the Paarl Area

The main areas in the viticultural industry where mechanisation is possible, are: Harvesting Foliage management Planting (vine and trellis system) Pruning (shoot removal only or fully mechanised) The mechanisation of harvesting and foliage management can be...

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Mechanisation of Viticulture

Mechanisation of Viticulture

INTRODUCTION There are very few viticultural practices that cannot be mechanised. In a country like Australia mechanisation of almost all practices is occurring on a large scale, but the majority of tasks in South Africa are still being executed by hand. A labourer in...

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Summary of Cost of various Trellising Systems

Summary of Cost of various Trellising Systems J L TRUTER AND P C BOTHA Agricultural Economists - VinPro (SA) Consultation Services ROW WIDTH POLE LENGTH 2.1m 2.5m 2.75m 3.0m 3.3m TRELLIS SYSTEM 47 rows 40 rows 36 rows 33 rows 30 rows Rand/ha Rand/ha Rand/ha Rand/ha...

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Alumni Get Together

Alumni Get Together

The Viticulture and Oenology Alumni of Stellenbosch University once again organised a very successful annual reunion at their alma mater More than 80 former Viticulture and Oenology students got together on 30 July for the fifth annual reunion in the history of their...

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Shiraz Disease: Symptoms and Management

Shiraz Disease: Symptoms and Management

Shiraz Disease apparently occurs in South Africa only and causes deterioration in the cultivars Shiraz, Merlot and Malbec. The disease is graft-transmissible, but natural transmission has previously been reported (Engelbrecht and Kasdorf, 1990). The disease may be...

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  • In our Jan/Feb 2020 issues (our only combined issue of the year), our theme is #touchandchange and we focus on #packaging. Look out for articles on the #guyot trellis system; social media #influencers on wine farms; #cannedwine and many more. Our cover client is @cork_supply. Get your copy here: bit.ly/37PX80a
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  • Members of the wine and rugby industry have joined hands to launch the #karoocalling fundraiser. On 16 January 2020 they will demonstrate solidarity with the farming community of the greater #karoo district. The #karoocalling fundraiser kicks off with a panel discussion with Springbok superstars. This follows a dinner prepared by local food personalities of the popular TV Programme “Laat die Potte Prut” and will conclude with an auction of once-in-a-lifetime wines and experiences for the highest bidder. Support the communities of the drought ravaged #Karoo. For more info and bookings call Heinrich Venter on 071 877 2232 or email heinrich@perdeberg.co.za .
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  • The Vinette Wine in a Can brand held its first release in Cape Town at Gallery one11. The range includes an easy drinking Shiraz, refreshing and fruity Chenin Blanc and a charming Rosé. For more on this exciting new brand visit their website: vinettewine.co #wine #wineinacan #winelandmedia #winemonday
  • Siya Kolisi and Boity Thulo turned on the lights at this year’s 3rd annual Moët & Chandon Golden Tree Lighting Ceremony. For those who missed the opening ceremony, Moët & Chandon organised an additional Festive on Friday 6 December (today), which will include a Golden Tree lighting experience at 20:30. The Moët Golden Tree will be in the Silo District until 6 January🎄#moetchandon #moet #moetmomentct #winelandmedia
  • Congratulations to our #sadogsofwine competition. Hi-Paw 🐾 to Donovan Ackerman, cellar master at @ricketybwinery and his best friend Syrah. Syrah is an 18 month old #goldenretriever puppy. Let’s also congratulate Mila from @tierhoekwines and Lentil from @compagniesdrift who came in second and third respectively 🐶 🐕 🐾 #sadogsofwine #dogsofinstagram #goldenretriever #wine #winelandmedia
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  • From the deck of her own yacht, former Miss South Africa @amykcurd launched a limited edition Méthode Cap Classique (MCC) - called Amelia - from the Jan Harmsgat collection. Read full story here: bit.ly/35JXFzy

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