The Last of the Harvest

March 20th, 2012

At Babylonstoren, we do our very best to give our guests the experience of a lifetime.  In order to do this, we need to have a team of people that is positive, happy, working together as friends.  That’s why, in the name of team building, we left one last block of Shiraz for the Babylonstoren staff to pick together on Saturday.

After harvesting together, we all processed the grapes in the cellar, added yeast and left them to ferment dry, before putting them into two barrels for a more-or-less 6 month period.  And after all the “hard” work, we finished off the day in true South African style, with a braai in our distillery area.

This fun day was a time for the team to celebrate the end of our harvest, and also functioned as a bit of an experiment:  we are thinking of making this event an annual open day for friends and family to come and enjoy with us. And of course, after you’ve had fun picking the last grapes of the Babylonstoren harvest, six months later you’ll be able to pick up the six bottles of wine that you harvested and made yourself!

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