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In The Summer Of Twenty Twenty

By Farm Stories
John Steinbeck writes on January 1, 1941: "Speaking of the happy new year, I wonder if any year ever had less chance of being happy. It’s as though the whole race were indulging in a kind of species introversion –...
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Harvest Twenty Twenty

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“Meanwhile, in this blink of existence bookended by nothingness, we busy ourselves with survival and with searching for beauty, for truth, for assurance between the bookends. The feeling of that search is what we call meaning. Suffering — biological and...
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In The Winter Of Twenty Nineteen

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I Midwinter spring is its own season Sempiternal though sodden towards sundown, Suspended in time, between pole and tropic. When the short day is brightest, with frost and fire, The brief sun flames the ice, on pond and ditches, In...
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Harvest Twenty Nineteen

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Wine and Weather (Is that not what wine farmers talk about?) The first grapes on Kleinood were harvested on Tuesday 22 January, when we picked the small amount needed for the 2019 Verjus, which was then bottled three days later....
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Our Latest Packaging Awards

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Packaging Awards Tamboerskloof Katharien Rosé “Congratulations on your success in the Harpers Wine & Spirit Design Awards 2013. I’m delighted to confirm you’ve achieved a SILVER medal for the best-designed rose! There were only 2 medals awarded in total for...
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Harvest Twenty Eighteen

By Farm Stories
Too many things have been in the way of writing this newsletter. Right now, it feels as if it should still be March or, at worst, May, but definitely not November. We started so many projects and so many things...
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