Morgenhof has fantastic news! We have recently released our FIRST EVER 100% MALBEC VINTAGE SELECT 2014, it has gotten off to a great start! We have limited availability, 3300 bottles to be precise. It is selling for R350 and it is one of our best ever vintages of red wine so it is a very special wine. It will be available for tasting this weekend of the 2nd and 3rd December so come on by and taste a little bit of wine heaven.
Due to popular demand we have re-released our MCC BRUT RESERVE 2010! it is a an incredible blend of 63% Chardonnay and 37% Pinot Noir. We have about 3000 bottles of this left so stock is limited, this MCC with elegant bubbles and fresh pineapple characteristics will refresh you on a nice warm day as we are going into summer the days will only get hotter and popping open a bottle of happiness with only bring joy to your day as you relax outside with friends and family.
WINTER HAS ARRIVED
Temperatures are on the Decrease and the days are only getting colder, But we are Happy because the Mother City is in need of much rain! - what is better than sitting inside by our fire place while eating from our delicious new winter menu! As of 1 May 2018 we are showcasing our full winter menu and that includes some delicious new breakfasts which you can check out on our Facebook page Morgenhof and while you are looking at our mouth-watering food why don't you leave a like to keep up with further updates and wine/restaurant specials which we will exclusively put up on our Facebook and Instagram accounts.
Harvest Report 2018
2018 Harvest summery
The 2018 Harvest draws to a close and some patterns can be identified. Global weather patterns are changing and it is clearly notable in Stellenbosch, South Africa.
The drought has now persisted for three years and, I am growing accustom to less tonnage but, there is a flicker of hope.
Particularly this year, I have left less young shoots on the vines, as per usual. The winter rainfall was far below average and, the compounding effects from the last three years left me no choice then to leave less young shoots as is the norm. I thus reduced the amount of leave surface and transpiration. Also less bunches lead to a better set. The remaining shoots grow stronger and, have better opportunity to ripen the one or two bunches on them then compared to more shoots that doesn’t grow to their full potential. Last mentioned leaves you with a lot of mediocre bunches’ that doesn’t ripen.
Spring and Summer also was some of the hottest I have experienced for a few years but this will benefit the wood matured Chenin and Chardonnays Morgenhof produces.
It is still early days but, so far, the reds have better ph values that will lead to better aging potential. Also the colour is tremendous due to berries being slightly smaller than average. Some vineyard seems to withstand the lack of water very well and, I am curious to see what the next few months produce.
We have our Annual Mini Port Festival Coming up on the -
25 July 2018.
This winter we would be joint by a multiple of Wine Estates in the Stellenbosch area showcasing.
Some of South Africa’s most complex and renowned Cape Late Bottled Ports. The festival is hosted by our neighboring wine farms in the area at Muratie Wine Estate and is expected to have lots of Port lovers to attend the event! The Festival has been running for the past few years. Muratie Wine Estate in conjunction with Juvenal Corks invite you to venture our Mini Port Festival & sail from 'port' to 'port' with South Africa's Top 10 Port Producers.
To celebrate Muratie's winter hospitality, Muratie in conjunction with Juvenal Corks will host a Mini Port Festival on Saturday, 25 July from 10h30 - 16h00.
Port lovers are invited to cosy up in one of the Cape’s oldest wineries, sailing from ‘port’ to ‘port’ with South Africa’s Top Port Producers, appreciating the rich and luscious flavours and noshing on delicious winter warmer treats from the food stall.
In addition, adhering to their mantra “nothing chocolate…. nothing gained”, von Geusau will be tempting taste buds with their decadently delicious hand-crafted chocolates. All the Ports on show will be available for purchase at cellar door prices.
Entry fee will be R100 per person and this will include a tasting glass and the opportunity to taste Ports produced by 10 top Port producers in SA-all under one roof.
For bookings phone +27.218652330 or email firstname.lastname@example.org.
MORGENHOF ESTATE 48 YEAR OLD CHENIN BLANC VINES
I had the privilege to visit one of the oldest blocks on our farm recently with Rohann, our vineyard manager. I was greeted by friendly old fellows with open arms and hardy appearances! They give us the amazing Morgenhof Chenin Blanc which has become so very popular over the past few years. 48 Year old vines tell a story…it is a bit like drinking history! Our Chenin Blanc is a particularly great food style wine and pairs very well with fine creamy pastas and grilled seafood
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