What is your favourite thing to eat after a long day of harvest?
Morné Vrey: Best pairing for me after a tough day is takeaways and an expensive bottle of French wine. Although not French, we opened up a bottle of the Jean-Roi Cap Provincial Rosé last year and enjoying it with a bucket of KFC.
What is your favourite wine in our vinoteque?
Kallie Fernhout: The Coastal 2010 but I also have a love for sweet wines so the Noble Late Harvest from 2008 is special as well.
Morné Vrey: I would also say the Coastal 2010. The 2017 Botmaskop is also special. I would say 2017 was our best vintage yet for this wine.
Why do you think you have such a successful partnership in the cellar?
Morné Vrey: I think by now we have a good understanding of what needs to be done and with all the years working together things flow naturally. We both strive for absolute quality and know what work ethic to expect from the other. It also helps that apart from wine, we share other interest as well. We enjoy hunting together and he is not a bad partner to travel with. We’ve got a joined sense of humor which makes communication fun in stressful times.
Kallie Fernhout: Our relationship is built on trust. Morné trusts me to do my part during the year and then I leave him to do his thing in the cellar. We can also always trust that advise will be offered when needed. Communication is key to know where things might need improvement the next year or what to prepare for the harvest.