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A tale of three farms

Dear wine friends

Good wine has great flavour. Great flavour comes from beautiful fruit. And beautiful fruit comes from a healthy farm. This is something we’ve learned the hard way but having drunk enough of the results of thoughtfully farmed grapes from all over the world, we’re very happy to put the work in where it’s really needed – in the vineyard.

But what is the best way to farm grapes?

Since first talking about our decision to embrace biodynamics on The Wine Farm we’ve been getting a lot of questions. There’s confusion about what it is, scepticism about the benefits it delivers, if any, and the most common question of all: ‘what’s the difference between organic and biodynamic farming?’

We thought it might be helpful to explain things via our own journey through the three broad farming systems – conventional, organic and biodynamic – and the decision-making process that led us to this point.

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  • Judgement day

    August 8, 2018

    With the first of our 2017 vintage ready to release, it’s time to offer up the fruits of our labour so you can decide for yourselves if you think our approach works.

    Introducing The Wine Farm Chardonnay 2017.

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  • No place like home

    July 14, 2018

    We’re always talking about the importance of wines being allowed to show ‘place’ – keeping the fruit pure to let it express the soil in which it grew. So given we’re very nearly ready to share the first of our 2017 wines with you, we thought we should tell you a bit about our place first. What’s so special about The Wine Farm?

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  • Daddy, you smell like soil

    June 30, 2018

    In Neil’s native South Africa, where he studied and started his career in wine, vineyards are commonly referred to as ‘wine farms’. The focus is on growing grapes and the people who grow them are farmers.

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  • Pure ain’t simple

    June 8, 2018

    Here at The Wine Farm we work hard to make pure wine that shows place not process.

    It’s taken us a long time to come up with those few words, and while they might not sound like much to you they mean the world to us.

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  • Welcome to The Wine Farm

    May 24, 2018

    We’ve just started a conversation with people who value the same sort of wine as us – wine that is pure; wine that shows place not process – and are interested in how it’s achieved. If you’d like to hear more about the wine we make and how we make it, as well as getting … Continued

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