Paarl | The Vrede en Lust vineyards are situated against the slopes of the dramatic Simonsberg Mountain between Paarl and Franschhoek. The diversity of the soils and elevations are closely linked with the quality of the Vrede en Lust wines. The higher elevated vineyards soils consist of well-drained weathered granite soils, with good water retention which necessitates minimal human intervention when it comes to irrigation. The lower lying sections consist of loamy and alluvial based soils. These soils are especially suited for the Rhone cultivars. The Casey’s Ridge Pinot Noir fruit was planted in 2010 and 2011 on Vrede en Lust’s Elgin farm, Casey’s Ridge. Two clones (PN115A and PN777) were planted on the same soil types as Table Mountain’s Sandstone and Skalie/Nabank soil.