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Our tasting room and cellar is currently undergoing extensive renovations and we aim to re-open in October this year. “For the past 18 years we have been focused on producing refined red wines which really showcase what the Helderberg and our particular terroir has to offer. Every year we make small changes in our vineyards and winemaking techniques in our quest to always improve and now the time has come for us to make the big changes in the cellar”, says Louis Strydom, Winemaker for all 18 vintages and MD for close to a decade. . . . #ernieels #ernieelswines #bigeasy #bigeasywines #eew #drivingcab #redwine #wine #lovewine #winemaking #winemaker #vineyards #viticulture #stellwineroute #swr #stellenbosch #southafrica
As Ernie Els Wines viticulturist, Leander Koekemoer, explains, “This region receives 90% of its annual rainfall in the winter months (April-Sept), when our demand is only 25%, whereas it receives only 10% of its annual rainfall in the summer months (Oct-March), when our demand is 75% of the total excisable water. For this reason, as much run-off water as possible needs to be stored in dams during winter for use in summer.” Leander has done an excellent job doing just that and plays an integral part of the wine making team. . . . #ernieelswines #ernieels #bigeasywines #bigeasy #viticulture #viticulturist #winemaking #vineyards #drivingcab #wine #lovewine #stellenbosch #stellenboschwines #helderbergwines #helderberg #stellwineroute #swr #southafrica
Enjoying a good one for my 32nd wedding anniversary #ernieelswines #redwine #anniversary #mbombela #bigeasywines #laeveld #lowveld #bigeasy #ernieels
Located on the slopes of the Helderberg Mountain within the Stellenbosch appellations infamous ‘Golden Triangle’, the majority of vineyards are north-facing with rows running in an east-west direction resulting in the optimal utilisation of sunlight and warmth, offering us full-bodied wines. The Cape’s Mediterranean climate with approximately 650mm rainfall per annum combined with hot summers and close proximity to the Atlantic Ocean which results in cooling sea breezes that regulate and keep temperatures low; this in-turn extends the ripening period. The result of this is rich wines associated with warmer fruit flavours. The soils contain scullyformation with oak-leaf and clay components on top. Deeper within there is a considerable amount of granite. There are six varietals grown and nurtured for on the property; Cabernet Sauvignon, Shiraz, Merlot, Cabernet Franc, Malbec and Petit Verdot. . . . #wine #winery #winemaking #viticulture #drivingcab #cabernetsauvignon #cabfranc #malbec #petitverdot #merlot #helderberg #helderbergwines #ernieelswines #bigeasywines #lovewine #stellenbosch #stellwineroute #swr #instawine #winestagram #southafrica
A sneaky throwback to what used to be our tasting room entrance. We are looking forward to the highly anticipated opening of our renovated cellar building, tasting room and restaurant. Who's excited? . . . #ernieelswines #ernieels #bigeasy #bigeasywines #winery #wines #lovewine #tbt #throwbackthursday #cellar #cellardoor #newbeginnings #stellenbosch #helderbergwines #swr #stellwineroute #southafrica
The Ernie Els Cabernet Sauvignon 2016 is a pure, regal and pedigreed Cabernet Sauvignon. It shows a black core and crimson edge, offering a brightness to the densely ripe fruit. It will drink well for a decade or more! . . . #ernieelswines #ernieels #bigeasywines #bigeasy #drivingcab #winery #cabsauv #cabernetsauvignon #stellenbosch #helderberg #helderbergwines #swr #stellwineroute #capewinelands #southafrica
Once you try our Big Easy Cabernet Sauvignon, you'll immediately want to add it to your collection. Named after the Big Easy himself, this vintage is destined to age to perfection. An unseasonably warm 2017 harvest tells us that the rich tannins of this vintage will become even bolder and more complex over time. If you appreciate an elegant mid-bodied red, this one will quickly become your new favourite. . . . #ernieels #ernieelswines #bigeasy #bigeasywines #winery #wines #drivingcab #cabsauv #cabernetsauvignon #wosa #winesofsouthafrica #stellenbosch #stellenboschwines #winesofstellenbosch #helderberg #instawine #instawines #winegram #swr #stellwineroute
The very last grapes of 2019 coming in today. Ending off a successful harvest season with the last of our Cabernet Sauvignon. We look forward to some excellent wines and hope you do too! . . . #ernieelswines #ernieels #bigeasy #bigeasywines #harvest2019 #saharvest2019 #stellenbosch #wine #winemaking #winery #helderberg #drivingcab
Louis Strydom, our Managing Director and 'vintner extrordinaire', has overseen the production of every wine produced at our vineyard since we first opened in 1999. Every bottle that we've produced since then has received Louis's personal seal of approval. If you're a fan of our wines, you're a fan of Louis too! . . . #ernieelswines #ernieels #bigeasywines #bigeasy #wine #lovewine #winemaking #winery #winemaker #winemakersguild #capewinemakersguild #cwg #drivingcab #swr #stellwineroute #stellenbosch #southafrica #wosa #winesofstellenbosch #helderberg #redwine #finewine #finewines #capewinelands
May we propose a toast to Human Rights Day, with a glass of our Signature blend? However you spend your public holiday today, we hope it ends with a healthy glass of South Africa's finest! . . . #publicholiday #thursday #ernieelswines #bigeasywines #bigeasy #ernieels #lovewine #letstoast #lovewine #ernieelswines #ernieels #bigeasy #bigeasywines #instawines #collection #redwine #drivingcab #cabsauv #stellwineroute #swr #stellenbosch #stellenboschwines #sa #wosa #winesofsa #winesofsouthafrica #winegram
A MID-HARVEST UPDATE from @ernieelswines : "We decided to start our harvesting at the beginning of February, around the same time when the hot, summer weather hit us. Our #Merlot was the first to be picked. This was quickly followed by #Shiraz , and a few of our other our red varietals, such as; #CabernetFranc , #Malbec and #PetitVerdot . Then harvest slowed down a bit at the beginning of March as it was almost as if autumn had suddenly arrived. The days were much cooler and the nights had a definite chill in the air. Good canopy management ensured that the grapes were able to benefit from the sun exposure and continue their ripening process. The extra hang time will hopefully produce wine with good, ripe fruit flavours that will be a worthy reflection of the vintage. Our #CabernetSauvignon is being harvested as we speak and we plan to finish harvest within the next one to two weeks." #harvest2019 #saharvest2019 #wine #winery #ernieelswines #drivingcab #bigeasywines #wosa #winesofsa #wosa #stellenbosch #instawine #winegram #vineyards #viticulture #winemaking #eew #swr #stellwineroute 📸 Reposted from @ernieelswines - - #regrann
MID-HARVEST UPDATE We decided to start our harvesting at the beginning of February, around about the same time when the hot, summer weather hit us. Our Merlot was the first to be picked. This was quickly followed by Shiraz, and a few of our other our red varietals, such as; Cabernet Franc, Malbec and Petit Verdot. Then harvest slowed down a bit at the beginning of March as it was almost as if autumn had suddenly arrived. The days were much cooler and the nights had a definite chill in the air. Good canopy management ensured that the grapes were able to benefit from the sun exposure and continue their ripening process. The extra hang time will hopefully produce wine with good, ripe fruit flavours that will be a worthy reflection of the vintage. Our Cabernet Sauvignon is being harvested as we speak and we plan to finish harvest within the next one to two weeks. #harvest2019 #saharvest2019 #wine #winery #ernieelswines #drivingcab #bigeasywines #wosa #winesofsa #stellenbosch #instawine #winegram #vineyards #viticulture #winemaking #eew #swr #stellwineroute
Ernie Els Wines is in the midst of renovating their restaurant and tasting room. This beautiful photo is of their vinoteque from the old cellar and we ❤️ it!!!⁣ :⁣ :⁣ Cannot wait to see what's new once the renovation is completed!⁣ :⁣ :⁣ ✨ Re-opening Soon, In Spring of 2019. ✨⁣ .⁣ .⁣ .⁣ #tbt #throwback #wine #winery #vinoteque #cellar #winecellar #lovewine #ernieelswines #ernieels #bigeasy #bigeasywines #instawines #collection #redwine #drivingcab #cabsauv #stellwineroute #swr #stellenbosch #stellenboschwines #sa #wosa #winesofsa #winesofsouthafrica #winegram ( #📷 @ernieelswines ) #drinkSA
Our coveted location beneath the Helderberg Mountains in Stellenbosch is about to get even better! We can't wait to open the doors to our brand new tasting room and 120-seater restaurant, boasting this photo-worthy panoramic view. See you in September! . . . #ernieelswines #ernieels #bigeasywines #drivingcab #bigeasy #stellenbosch #helderberg #capewinelands #tastingroom #restaurant #eatout #winetasting #tastewine #lovewine #redwine #winery #wosa #winesofsa #stellenboschwines #winesofstellenbosch #swr #stellwineroute #instawine #instawines #winesofig #winesofinstagram #southafrica
We are in the midst of renovating our restaurant and tasting room, and we look forward to welcoming visitors in Spring of 2019. In the meantime, a #throwbackthursday shot of the beautiful vinoteque in our old cellar. Cheers to the future! We can't wait to see you again soon! . . . #tbt #throwback #wine #winery #vinoteque #cellar #winecellar #lovewine #ernieelswines #ernieels #bigeasy #bigeasywines #instawines #collection #redwine #drivingcab #cabsauv #stellwineroute #swr #stellenbosch #stellenboschwines #sa #wosa #winesofsa #winesofsouthafrica #winegram
#Repost @ernieelswines (@get_repost ) ・・・ It's that time of year again in the Cape Winelands, harvest season! Our vineyard staff are very busy preparing our world-class grapes for our 20th annual harvest. We produce six varietals to please every palate and preference. Which Ernie Els Wines varietal is your favourite? . . . #ernieelswines #ernieels #bigeasywines #drivingcab #bigeasy #stellenbosch #helderberg #capewinelands #harvest2019 #harvestseason #harvesttime #grapes #vineyards #vines #viticulture #winemaking #winemakers #winery #wosa #winesofsa #stellenboschwines #winesofstellenbosch #swr #stellwineroute #instawine #instawines #winesofig #winesofinstagram #southafrica
It's that time of the year again in the Cape Winelands: 🍇H A R V E S T S E A S O N.🍇 The Ernie Els vineyard staff are busy preparing world-class grapes for their 20th annual harvest. ⁣ :⁣ :⁣ Ernie Els Wines focuses on producing premium Cabernet Sauvignon and Cabernet-based blends, and this is the “Golden Thread” that runs through the portfolio.⁣ :⁣ :⁣ #ernieelswines #ernieels #bigeasywines #bigeasy #stellenbosch #helderberg #capewinelands #harvest2019 #harvestseason #harvesttime #grapes #vineyards #vines #viticulture #winemaking #winemakers #winery #wosa #winesofsa #stellenboschwines #winesofstellenbosch #wosahk #stellwineroute #instawine #instawines #winesofig #winesofinstagram #southafrica ( #📷 @ernieelswines ) #drinkSA
It's that time of year again in the Cape Winelands, harvest season! Our vineyard staff are very busy preparing our world-class grapes for our 20th annual harvest. We produce six varietals to please every palate and preference. Which Ernie Els Wines varietal is your favourite? . . . #ernieelswines #ernieels #bigeasywines #drivingcab #bigeasy #stellenbosch #helderberg #capewinelands #harvest2019 #harvestseason #harvesttime #grapes #vineyards #vines #viticulture #winemaking #winemakers #winery #wosa #winesofsa #stellenboschwines #winesofstellenbosch #swr #stellwineroute #instawine #instawines #winesofig #winesofinstagram #southafrica
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