Southern Hemisphere Harvest Report 2022: LIVE

Harvest has kicked off in the sunny Southern hemisphere, and we'll be following along. Here's wishing all of them a successful season! 

Saturday 19 March

Yering Station - Victoria, Australia 

Yering Station harvest

Is there a winemaker out there whose boots don't look like this at the end of the day?

Craggy Range - Hawke's Bay, New Zealand

Craggy range harvest

We love this bird's eye view of harvest in full swing!

Monday 14 March

Yering Station - Victoria, Australia 

Can't wait to get our hands on a bottle of your elegant Pinot Noir, Yering Station!

Saturday 12 March

Stellenrust - Stellenbosch, South Africa

Stellenrust harvest

A vineyard from 1964 with a whole string of accolades... no mean feat!

Craggy Range - Hawke's Bay, New Zealand

Craggy range harvest

We're sure the team didn't mind working outside in the lovely sunny weather!

Tuesday 8 March

Journey's End - Stellenbosch, South Africa

Journey's End harvest

Team work from the entire community at Journey's End.

Rieslingfreak - Clare Valley, Australia

Rieslingfreak harvest

Is there a better sight than freshly picked, vibrant grapes?

Monday 7 March

Journey's End - Stellenbosch, South Africa

25% down, 75% to go!

Sunday 6 March

Yering Station - Victoria, Australia 

We agree: some beautiful looking Chardonnay grapes.

Spy Valley - Marlborough, New Zealand

I spy with my little eye...

Journey's End - Stellenbosch, South Africa

We'll keep an eye out for this one.

Thursday 3 March

Stellenrust - Stellenbosch, South Africa

You know you're deep in harvest season if you don't have time to tweet...

Wednesday 2 March

Spy Valley - Marlborough, New Zealand

Harvest is a family business at Spy Valley.

Monday 28 February

Miolo - Serra Gaucha, Brazil

At Miolo, harvest is in full swing with good weather conditions.

Friday 25 February

Springfield - Robertson, South Africa

'Mosbolletjies' is a harvest tradition in South Africa: delicious, sweet, and soft bread made from the grape must, or 'mos' in Afrikaans.

Tuesday 22 February

Millton Vineyards - Gisborne, New Zealand

Rearing to go at Millton Vineyards.

Monday 21 February

Rieslingfreak - Clare Valley, Australia

A welcome sight at Rieslingfreak. 

Springfield - Robertson, South Africa

And just like that, Springfield is done with white grapes.

Saturday 19 February

Journey's End - Stellenbosch, South Africa

...and we're looking forward to tasting the 2022 Chardonnay!

Thursday 17 February

Santa Rita - Central Valley, Chile

Blessed vintage!

Craggy Range - Hawke's Bay, New Zealand

After an extremely early veraison period (see the post further down), harvest has kicked off for Craggy Range.

Battle of Bosworth - McLaren Vale, Australia

Pinot Noir still looking as good as it did in the vineyard!

Friday 11 February

Creation - Walker Bay, South Africa 

Creation Wines and Carolyn Martin was featured in the harvest section of the South African newspaper, Die Burger (The Citizen).

Thursday 10 February

Battle of Bosworth - McLaren Vale, Australia

Pinot Noir kicks off the harvest season for Battle of Bosworth. 

Creation - Walker Bay, South Africa 

Read their harvest prediction on the Creation website.

Saturday 29 January

Journey's End - Stellenbosch, South Africa

Journey's End chardonnay harvest

Some good-looking Chardonnay! All the hard work in the vineyards will no doubt be worth it.

Thursday 27 January

Graham Beck - Robertson, South Africa

An overview of the 2022 harvest from new cellar master Pierre de Klerk: 

“2022 will be a year which I believe will not be easily forgotten. In my 12 years on the estate, I have never experienced such a cool start to summer. This is a good thing as the longer hanging time for the grapes encourages more developed flavours. I feel almost childishly excited about the potential aromatic and analytic quality of the harvest which we are patiently waiting for!"

Wednesday 26 January

Journey's End - Stellenbosch, South Africa

A throwback to the 2020 season, as Journey's End prepares to start harvesting.

Thursday 20 January

Craggy Range - Hawke's Bay, New Zealand

The warm season has resulted in the start of ripening (veraison) arriving as early as it did last season - which was their earliest harvest ever at Craggy Range. 

Catena - Mendoza, Argentina

Harvest season is just around the corner!

Monday 17 January

Graham Beck - Robertson, South Africa

At Graham Beck, there was a festive start to the harvest season, especially for new cellarmaster Pierre de Klerk. See the rest of the harvest photos on their Instagram profile. 

Friday, 14 January

Creation - Walker Bay, South Africa 

Creation green harvesting

Watch Katherine's video on green harvesting.

Tuesday, 11 January

Springfield - Robertson, South Africa

springfield Emma bruwer

Two announcements in one: a new MCC on the way, and Emma Bruwer joins the rest of the Bruwer family on the farm. 


Want to see how this year compares?

Read the harvest reports from previous years here.

Adriana grew up in the winelands of Robertson and studied at Stellenbosch University, South Africa. Here she was inspired to complete two courses with Cape Wine Academy, while completing an MA degree. Having realised that wine is much more fun than Political Science, she moved into marketing in the wine industry, and has never looked back!