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Elton, Rikus and Jannie in the cellar

Player 23 – Elton and Jan

Do you remember the Vodacom advertisement of Player 23? For those who forget click on this You Tube Link to listen to it again. With the Springboks winning the series against Wales we discovered this song again.

This is why this blog post is an appreciation piece about our Elton and Jan at Bizoe Wines. Elton and Jan is the soul of our “span” –  Jannie Alexander is my right hand in the cellar and managing all of the wine making process. Having Jannie around gives me the freedom to travel South Africa and the world, selling our wines.  Elton Minnies is my left hand when it gets to distribution, stock management and sales activities. Without Elton and Jannie all the success we had over the past years wouldn’t have been possible and they are the soul of the “span”. Thank you Jannie and Elton!

Winter work in the vineyards has started. Amazing feeling knowing that actually the start of the 2023 vintage wines is here. Growing vines is the most important part of making wines and quality is determine by the work that’s getting done now. We are looking forward seeing what 2022/23 growing season will give us. We are for sure not short of water at the moment after the good rains we had in the Western Cape.

In the cellar we have just labelled up our Bizoe Henrietta 2020 that will be available from 1 August. The norm on the Bizoe Henrietta is a 70% Semillon and 30% Sauvignon blanc split in the blend. The 2020 has an 80/20 split of Semillon been the dominant cultivar. Interesting is that some of the Semillon was fermented and matured in our amphora claypot. This definitely gives a new element to the wine that I am excited about.

Keep warm and enjoy some Bizoe Wines in front and around the fire! 

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