The Secateurs shape bushvines during the winter pruning and are used to pick the ripe grapes in summer.
The Chenin Blanc grapes are mostly from the Badenhorst farm, Kalmoesfontein, situated on the northern side of the Paardeberg Mountain. Neighboring vineyards also supply some exceptional old vine fruit. All of the high quality fruit comes from old un-irrigated bushvines grown on a variety of granite soils that are naturally low yielding. Most of the Chenin vines were planted the late 1960’s to mid-1970 and tend to yield around 4 tons/hectare.
The grapes are hand-picked and chilled overnight in a cold room. The following day they are whole bunch pressed.