Roses are red
Violets are blue
If you get a bottle of our Pink
You're bound to come right too!
That's a Valentine's day promise you can take to the Lurve Bank ... Ooo!
Order six bottles of our Môreson Pink Méthode Cap Classique for just R750 and, for the next 7 days - up to and including the big V-Day, we'll ship your order anywhere in South Africa for free.
To order your case of Pink for Valentine's Day please pop us an email: firstname.lastname@example.org.
The Charming Charley is however still accepting orders throughout the week. So if you need your Môreson fix please give her a call on (021) 876 3055 or email her. Don't forget to make use of your 10% BFF Discount Code: nik_fri to receive a whopping 10%* off your order. Wawawewa.
*This offer is valid for a limited time period. The discount does not include delivery. It applies to private clients only, so this means no trade. Sorry dudes. Our other terms and conditions apply.
Môreson - our family farm - holds the most special place in my heart. I, along with my three siblings, grew up here. The four of us spent years playing farmer on our plastic tractors, some of us clearly more genetically suited to this role than others.
We lived by a few simple rules: if it was high it was meant to be climbed; if it was a fruit or looked vaguely edible it was meant to be eaten; and if there was even a ray of sunlight we'd still be out exploring every part of Môreson.
The four of us have long outgrown the plastic tractors. I've graduated to real-life farming equipment. My brothers - Blake and Dane - have replaced man-made tractor noises with Courtnall Williams and Sons, an exciting new wine related business based in the UK. And my sister, Charley, our resident free-spirit, has somehow landed herself the temporary role of Administration Assistant. She's doing daily battle with the accounts and regularly slaying all kinds of general ledger demons. If you call Môreson it's likely you'll have a chat to Charley.
When the four of us get together on the farm (which doesn't happen as often as we wish it did) we're reminded of just why we love Môreson so much. It is a place children spend hours splashing around the water features and exploring, just like we did so many years ago. It is a farm were families lounge over long lazy lunches. It is a winery where wines are patiently and lovingly crafted from vines that have grow for years. It is our home and we feel privileged to be able to share it with you.
Check out this afternoon's freak hail storm.
It arrived out of NO WHERE and decided to dress up the farm, and the rest of Franschhoek, as an abstract ice sculpture.
Today Môreson was up at sparrows thanks to the official start of our 2012 harvest. Clayton and his team brought in the start of our Chardonnay base wine and - as you can tell from the pictures - the quality of the grapes this year is excellent.
In addition this juice, which will be used for the Môreson Solitaire NV Méthode Cap Classique, is sensational … very clean; very fresh. Impressive.
Miss Molly is not - as some might believe - an only child. She is in fact part of a family of six other dogs. She's a very good sister and has a lot of time for her siblings (both older and younger).
We thought we'd share some of our favourite pictures of Miss Molly's family with you. They're all huge characters and somewhat responsible for Molly growing into the star she is.
Snoop - The Poop - Friedman
He is the Head Honcho. Don't be fooled by his size or charismatic grin, he's a tiger. Grrr.
Snoopy also likes to play dress up. Some of his favourite outfits include: Mountain Explorer (pictured below), Bride, Dancing Queen (with painted nails) and Dog Recovering from an Accident.
Sally - The Legend - Friedman
Sally has been a Friedman for 16 years. She's swum more swimming pool lengths than most labradors, surfed bigger waves than most men and chased many a visitor off the farm.
Sally is getting on in years and now enjoys: a leisurely breakfast in bed. and pre-cleaning the contents of a full dishwasher.
Koemba is huge but he honestly believes that he is the size of a sausage dog. He is terrified of only one thing ... the cat, Tinkerbell.
Fudge - The Budgie - Friedman
If you've spent any time at Môreson you've probably met Fudge - The Budgie - Friedman. He's our Mr Social, a regular fixture at Bread & Wine and around the wine tasting.
He loves long romantic rides in the car, attention and making sure he is as wet as possible before he climbs onto any kind of furniture.
Lucy - The Goose - Friedman
Lucy - The Goose - Friedman is the latest Addition to Miss Molly's family. She's already a firm favourite who loves to terrorise empty coke bottles (the plastic kind), wrappers and stuffed animals.
This week she discovered her big dog bark and is now practicing on anything that moves, including Miss Molly. It's all terribly exciting!
As you can see Miss Molly's family is packed full of interesting characters. They're often two bottles short of a box but they keep her life, and our lives, very interesting.
P.S. Not pictured but just as important: Tom - The Tank - Friedman.
We have three beautiful Cape Eagle Owls who are presently learning to fly. Their flight training takes place at night but during the day we often find these kids in less than safe locations. Yesterday I managed to snap a picture of my Dad moving one of the owls from a potplant to higher ground.
They make such a glamorous couple, don't they?