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Vendimia / Wine Harvest 2010

On coming back from vacation we started to measure the sugar levels of the grapes and realised that the harvest had to be made almost immediately. We measured the top vineyard first, starting at the top line and sampled 4 … Continue reading

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Grape Harvest / Vendimia

Stumbling out of  bed at 5 o’clock on the morning of 4th September we just had time to review our prepared work line for the de-stemming and collection of the grapes before friends started to arrive to help. After a … Continue reading

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Checking the Grapes

We have been checking the tempranillo grapes closely this last week of August as they are looking ripe and ready and measuring the  sugar levels of the grapes using a Refractometer. It has been a hot and dry summer so … Continue reading

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Pet costume competition

Flamenco Molly The Romeria at Salitre took place over the weekend of 29/31 May. On Saturday we took our dogs along for the afternoon and enjoyed a picnic with our friends. This year the organisers decided to have a different … Continue reading

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Jam from the vineyard apricot trees

This year the apricot trees have produced loads of fruit. This could have been down to the unusual rainfall we had during the past winter. I decided it was time to try to make my own jam. Previous attempts last … Continue reading

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