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Robert Parker’s The Wine Advocate

‘Haskell was a new name to me and The Wine Advocate, but these samples were impressive. I look forward to tasting more in the future.’ Wine Advocate Dec 2012   The most powerful wine publication on the planet published some impressive reviews on Haskell, as follows, Haskell Anvil Chardonnay 2010 Quantities are very limited. Cropped at [...]

Remembering Len Evans

 Many moons ago, I ( Grant Dodd, partner and CEO of Haskell Vineyards) ran into a great Australian wine man called Len Evans on a golf course. It was a day that was to irrevocably change my life, immersing me into the world of wine, complete with all its possibilities and pitfalls. Len died in 2006, before [...]

Pump Overs

At Haskell Vineyards we are busy harvesting. We have finished harvesting the Chardonnay, Sauvignon Blanc, Merlot and Cabernet Sauvignon- all that is left to harvest is the Shiraz. Yesterday we had a look in the cellar to see what the guys are up to.  At the time Wikus and Sylvester were busy doing Pump overs – here’s [...]

Biodynamic Report 1 – Feb 2013

Readers of this blog will be aware that we are currently undertaking a trial on the Haskell Pillars vineyard to see if there are any discernable differences between the two viticultural approaches. The trial is in its infancy, but we will be providing regular reports about it’s implementation, with comments on any observable differences in quality. The [...]

Biodynamic composting at Haskell

At Haskell Vineyards we believe that taking care of the soil is just as important as the quality wines we to produce. That is why good vineyard management has always been crucial to us. One such method was the introduction of the organic composting project that has allowed us to process our organic material from the farm in a responsible manner, as well [...]

Biodynamic Trial with Pillars Vineyard

In a move designed to explore the full potential of the award winning Pillars Vineyard, Stellenbosch based estate, Haskell Vineyards, has instigated an experimental trial pitting organic and bio-dynamic viticulture against each other.   Following the theme of minimal intervention wine farming that has been a signature of the estate since its inception in 2005, [...]

From the cellar #9

Some wine experiences come from left field. Sitting in a Singapore restaurant last Monday night, we ( myself and a group of local wine lovers ) were approached by another diner in the restaurant who enquired if we would like to finish the half bottle he had left over. It had been a big night, [...]

Ben Edwards, James Halliday Wine Companion, reviews Haskell IV 2007

  It seems to be a rarity to see the new guard of South African wines on our shores, but it is happening with increasing frequency; this wine stays away from old fashioned faults and delivers a wine that is true to its Bordeaux varieties, but also its origins; black olive, cedar, and a fragrant [...]

Huon Hooke, Sydney Morning Herald, reviews Haskell IV 2007

Huon Hooke is a highly respected judge and wine writer who has been the reviewer for the Sydney Morning Herald for the best part of two decades. He recently published this stunning review of the Haskell IV 2007. ‘An outstanding South African wine of elegance, power, and intensity, made from Cabernet Sauvignon, Merlot, Cabernet Franc and Petit Verdot. [...]

From the cellar #8

Excuse the shoddy photography, but I’m at my desk, at night, and feeling inspired by this brilliant wine. So the iphone has been employed; sending a boy to do a mans job in this instance, but even a blurry pic tells part of the story. Firstly, for those not familiar with Schloss Lieser, a quick [...]