Ezibusisweni Wines

Excellent viticultural course – In Stellenbosch – 15 to 17 June

Georg Meissner is special in the world of viticulture. Not only is steeped in the BioDynamic method, he sits on the research team that compares organic/conventional/BioDynamic in a multi year trial at Geisenheim University in Germany and in addition to that he makes wine from his own vineyard in the Roussillon. He is presenting the 3 day course referred to above. For full details you need to click here Meissner wine growing workshop June 2018

Alternatively click here to email Beatrix who is organising the event.

There are many reasons to consider the BioDynamic method. First and foremost true BioDynamic wines withstand the forces of oxidation (death) for weeks. I recently drank some of Nicolas Joly’s wines that had been open for 4 weeks as per the photo above and they were glorious. No conventionally produced or even organic wine can lay claim to that. The latter wines will go off within days of being opened, tasted and recorked.

Nicolas Joly has written some great articles here on a few subjects, one being the use of sulphur.

Another great writer on the subject in Monty Waldin. Here is an excellent reasoning why this method should be supported.

Angus

3 June 2018

 

You and your money. Essential course for all workers.

The single biggest stress for our farm workers is money management. Thankfully Louisa le Roux, pictured below with our vineyard staff, has designed an excellent course. She, amongst others, draws on psychology, explains the difference between wants and needs and the different types of saving etc etc. This course is 5 hours long. She comes to your office.

As a result of the positive feedback, we are putting the rest of the farm staff on her course over the next 2 weeks.

If you are interested in getting Louisa in to come and engage with your staff on this valuable skill then click here Life Skills Training – Module 1 – You and Your Money – May 2018 – Final for full details.

Alternatively click here for their website.

Angus

20 May 2018

 

We now sell produce twice a week from our farm office.

As of next week, the 9th of Feb 2016, you can buy a range of our produce at our farm office between 12 and 2pm. Orders must be greater than R600. Once the order has been placed we will email you the invoice and once we have received the money you are welcome to collect. Collection is only on Tuesday and Thursday at the aforementioned times.

You can buy beef, eggs, straw wine, books, bone broth and t-shirts. Prices below. We are selling at Recommended Retail Price as we have no interest in undercutting our retail clients. The meat, bone broth and eggs you can buy from our retail clients but the books, straw wine and t-shirts only from the farm.

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Above is the part of our farm office where you can collect the various goods on offer.

The t-shirts are made with organic cotton (non organic cotton uses 4% of the world’s agricultural land but 24% of the worlds pesticides) and hemp and from these great guys at Hemporium. I managed to get our children to model these t-shirts. There are ladies and gents in a variety of sizes in both labels.

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There are 5 books for sale.

  1. The Omnivore’s Dilemma by Michael Pollan. This was the book I read in June of 2008 and decided to farm like Joel Salatin. It goes into the world’s food systems and considering eating is an agricultural act we all need to know what happens before we put the food into our mouth.
  2. BioDynamic Wine Demystified by Nicolas Joly. Nicolas Joly is the foremost proselytiser of the BioDynamic farming method. This book is a great introduction to this farming system inspired by Rudolf Steiner. If you are content with the dominant, reductionist, so called scientific dogma that everyone seems to worship today then this book is not for you.
  3. Nourishing Broth by Sally Fallon. Sally Fallon runs the Weston A Price foundation. At another time I would like to elaborate on Price’s work but his 10 year travel around the world remains the greatest dietary study ever done. This books inspired our bone broth.
  4. BioDynamic Gardening by Monty Waldin. The erudite Monty Waldin not only has green fingers as is evident from this incredibly informative book, he is a wine master and also has a knack for putting the complexity of BioDynamics into 5 simple reasons why it should be embraced.
  5. New BioDynamic preparations by Hugo Erbe. If you want to take your BioDynamic practices further then this is the book for you. Picture below with the polymath Erbe on the cover.

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Dumisani, who runs our tree team where we have planted 15,500 trees into our shelter belts, is holding up Monty Waldin’s book. Specifically the page where the instructions of how to make the CPP or barrel compost are given in the clear, methodical manner that is the hallmark of this fine book.

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Bone broth is either available in glass or BPA free plastic. Please specify.

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Prices are as follows

Eggs
Eggs – Dozen – Medium 41.30
Eggs – Dozen – Mixed sizes 43.72
Beef
Farmer Angus’ Bone Broth 1L 65.00
Farmer Angus’ Mince 500g 45.14
Farmer Angus’ 100g Pattie Packs 39.40
Farmer Angus’ Boerewors 500g 52.53
Farmer Angus’ 200 gr patty pack 78.80
Farmer Angus’ Biltong 150g 55.84
T-Shirts 220.00
Straw Wine 205.20
Books
BioDynamic Gardening 360.00
Nourishing Broth 445.00
The Omnivore’s Dilemma 360.00
Hugo Erbe’s New BD preparations 400.00
BioDynamic wine demystified 360.00

 

Please email your orders here.

Angus

8 February 2016

 

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