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Grape Harvest (Vendimia) 2018

On the 1st of September 2018 we had our Grape Harvest (Vendimia) at Finca del Rio – La Vina de la Iglesia. After the grapes are picked, usually starting at 6am, they are brought to tables to be sorted. We … Continue reading

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Piedra Verde 2017 wine label

We finally have a wine label for our organic tempranillo wine; Piedra Verde. The label is made from recycled kraft paper. Named after a rock found buried under the land when the vineyard was first planted. It is now a … Continue reading

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Bull Run (suelta del toro) – Cortes De La Frontera

On Sunday 19th of August, Cortes De La Frontera held one of it’s first bull runs (suelta del toro) as part of it’s annual Feria 2018. The following week then features many festivities; parades, live music, dancing, theatre, bull fighting, … Continue reading

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Harvesting cork in Andalucia

During the summer months cork (corcho) is harvested by hand in Andalucia, Spain to be used in wine bottles. Workers use axes to cut and strip away the bark.   The cork trees are then left for ten years, so … Continue reading

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Blackbird nest in the organic vineyard

Every year the organic vineyard here at Finca del Rio attracts lots of wildlife, especially birds. This year we currently have four nests (nidos in spanish). The current visiters are Blackbirds (mirlo) who have built a nest in the rear … Continue reading

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