Harvest Journal 2020
Taaibosch experienced improved post-harvest conditions in 2019 comparative to the two preceding years. Sufficient cold temperatures with adequate winter rains resulted in a favourable dormancy period in the vines. Low rainfall during spring ensured good, even bud break and homogeneous shoot growth. A mild summer followed. Weed control remained challenging due to the conversion to organic wine growing. Healthier vines and larger canopies led to an increased yield of 5%, without compromising quality.