The Art of Rosé

All of the white grapes are off the vines and we are now easing our way into the red cultivars starting with Merlot for Rosé. The harvesting of these grapes will last 7-10 days with fermentation taking another 2-3 weeks thereafter. While a lot of people associate this pink wine with easy drinking, fun, and…

Lomond Wine Estate Wildlife Updates

Below is a wildlife report from Lomond Wine Estate, compiled by Mike Fabricius of the Walker Bay Fynbos Conservancy: Project Ingwe is a specific wildlife monitoring project aimed at creating an understanding of the larger mammal species occupying the Walker Bay region. Creating a baseline species list and localized distribution maps, we can monitor changes…

Fire and Fynbos

With harvest behind us and the winter rains moving in, it is an ideal time to safely provide fynbos with a critical element of its survival: fire. Despite making up less than 1% of Africa, the Cape Floral Kingdom makes up over 20% of the continents flora species. There are over 9600 plant species here…

2023 Platter’s Results

There are few things more valuable than consistency when it comes to wine. Especially in a challenging and unpredictable region like Cape Agulhas, the ability to craft beautiful wines with steady, incremental improvement vintage after vintage is key. It shows mastery of both vineyard and winery. And it serves as the most important indicator that…

Gold at Concours Mondial du Sauvignon

For the very first time in history, the prestigious Concours Mondial du Sauvignon was hosted outside of Europe in our very own Franschhoek. Sharing the absolute best of what our beautiful country has to offer in terms of Sauvignon Blanc, 50 judges from across 4 continents and 19 nationalities tasted and scored. With this, we…

Introducing: Snowbush 2021

On the heels of the announcement of one of the highest honours a Lomond wine has ever received last week (Gold at Concours Mondial du Sauvignon), what better time to introduce and take a closer look at the soon-to-be-release Snowbush 2021 White Blend. After a 6 year hiatus, this signature Lomond blend made a return…