Steenberg 2011 Harvest Report
The cool climate at Steenberg Vineyards means that harvest is significantly longer than in warmer growing regions, yet not as intense. The heat waves earlier in the year changed this slightly as it meant grapes had to be harvested quickly. Overall yield increased and there was great quality across the board. After all had settled, it was time to reflect on a long and busy harvest.
The 2011 harvest was JD Pretorius’ third at Steenberg and it had its fair share of ups and downs: “Every vintage presents its own set of challenges and for us it’s all about being patient and picking at the right time”. With a few of the Sauvignon Blancs to be released before the end of the year, it won’t be long before you’ll be able to taste the combined result of man and natures efforts.
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