2013 at Slent promises to be a great and exciting year!

Monday, 21 January, 2013
Ayama Wines - Slent Farms
Happy New Year to all AYAMA friends! We hope that 2013 brims with good health, much happiness, pleasurable wine drinking and good sales.
Life on the farm is always busy, but never more so that at harvest time.

We started picking our early plums in mid-November, and the Pioneers in particular were very big and juicy. Sadly, most of our European customers did not get to taste them for Christmas – the south-east wind (called the Cape Doctor) blew so fiercely for two weeks that no cargo boats were allowed to leave harbour. Luckily the cargo boats are refrigerated so the plums did not spoil. Late-ripening varieties like Laetitia and Songold are almost ready for harvesting, and the pears are ripening (we shipped a few big juicy ones this week.)

Indeed, there's no time to rest, and there are lots of new discoveries for CALLIE HEFER, who joined the Ayama team last November. Young and talented, and very eager to learn, Callie brings even more positive energy to the Slent management team. Luan and Callie complement each other and are a dynamic duo.