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Cheers on 2022

We are extra thankful this year

Can’t believe we are already in December and two months away from harvest 2023. Looking back at 2022, I can’t believe how blessed we were and how much fun we had. Before starting to write the final blog of the year, I would just like to thank you, we appreciate your continued support throughout the year.

January 2022 started with the saying it can only go better than 2021. We got rid of masks and life was back to what we were used to. But I was and I am sure a lot of you were uncertain what’s going to happen in 2022. 

In 2022 we increased our Rikus Neethling Wine Range with the first bottling of the Rikus Neethling Grenache Rose 2022. Grenache grapes that is sourced from the Breedekloof Valley. I always wanted to make a Rose wine for the range, but for me it is always about finding the perfect parcel of grapes. If you haven’t tasted the new Rose yet, seek it out at some of the liquor stores in Western Cape, Durban, Garden Route and Johannesburg.

Getting back in the UK was huge highlight for me, seeing my friends at Davy’s Wine Merchants. I was lucky enough to be joined on the trip by Nico Grobler from La Brune Wines who has also started to work with Davys Wine Merchants now. Check out Davy Wine Merchants website to see the amazing wines they have from around the world.

From the cellar it’s been a great year working with Elton and Jannie. Just a few blog post ago I have written about the legendary song of Robbie Wessels, Player23. The song is about Elton and Jan that is the soul of the team. Not sure what Robbie knows about a wine, but he is correct in that Elton and Jan is the soul of the team in the cellar.

Yes 2022 was a great year and without the Bizoe community we would not be able to do what we do. Cheers on 2022 and we can’t wait for 2023 and starting off with a new harvest!

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