Perdeberg Winery is looking forward to an outstanding season, with good healthy grapes and well balanced wines. Recent weather patterns in the Perdeberg region have really favoured this year’s harvest. A sufficiently cold winter has helped produce a good and even bud, and the Spring cold frontal system brought 30% extra rain which helped with soil moisture.
There was no wind damage and, with enough soil moisture, vigorous growth ensued and provided good canopies … a positive for the dry land vines because they were protected against sunburn and therefore ripened beautifully.
With summer only really starting at the end of November 2013, the vineyards had a slow start and this means the harvest will be about two weeks later than usual.