Wednesday, August 8, 2012

Educational with Prof. Eben Archer (Planting)

We often get asked for advice when it comes to planting methods and best practices when establishing vineyard. It goes to say that good wine is made in the vineyard and we all know that there is much truth in this. But how do we ensure that our vineyard yield grapes with the perfect concentration and flavour profiles? At Mischa nursery we know that we offer you above average vines, it is now up to you to establish profitable vineyards.
Together with Prof. Eben Archer we’ve put together a 20 minute educational DVD with guidelines on exactly how to plant your vines. It clearly shows what to do and more important, what NOT to do. The DVD is in Afrikaans and perfect for short informal training sessions.

Below you will find a short teaser

You can order your DVD at only R150 (Incl vat and excl R45 postage). Contact Gary at (021) 864 1020 or send an email to

Please see About us for more details

Gary Barns

Tuesday, June 26, 2012

Our latest advert about the Boeredag held at Mischa Estate...

June 2012

Some more interesting adverts....

March 2012

April 2012

Check out the adverts that The Vine Guys recently published.

January 2012

February 2012

Friday, June 22, 2012

The Vine Guys "go green" with Biodiesel

Mischa Estate Biodesel
It's nice when decisions are no brainers. This was the case for us when taking the choice to run with 100% Biodiesel on our Estate. I can now sleep easier at night by knowing the product I'm pumping into my vehicles is carbon neutral.

The funny part about Biodiesel is the smell of KFC when a tractor drives past. The advantages:

§       Cost less than regular diesel
§       NO modifications are necessary to use biodiesel on any diesel engine
§       It contains no sulphur which is the major cause of engine oil breaking down
§       It is made from waste cooking oil which does not compete with food stocks
§       It is non-flammable, non-hazardous, non-toxic &  environmentally friendly
§       It has a flash point of approx. 130°C  while fossil diesel is approx. 70°C
§       It has a higher cetane rating that really improves engine performance
§       Our biodiesel conforms to the American Specification ASTM D-6751
§       Users can switch between biodiesel and regular diesel as they wish
§       It has superior cleaning properties over all other regular diesel fuel
§       It provides much better engine lubrication than regular diesel
§       Biodiesel is widely used in many countries around the world
§       Fuel consumption is virtually the same as regular diesel
§       Engine power is virtually the same as regular diesel
§       It produces 75% less exhaust smoke emissions
§       It produces 80% less carbon dioxide emissions
§       It helps economic growth and empowerment
§       It extends engine life by up to 200%
§       It mixes very well with fossil diesel
§       It is safe to store and handle
§       It creates employment 
§       It is a renewable fuel
§       It is a “green” fuel

Tuesday, June 19, 2012

Mischa Kwkery, Blok No.1

The Vine Guys kwekery blok na grondkartering en voorbereiding met Dawid Saaiman en Eben Archer.