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Verdear – the picking of green Olives

Verdear or ‘greening’ is the picking of green olives for eating. The verdear usually happens in October but this year has been unusual. Many crops have been early, as is the case with the olives, which are ready now, some … Continue reading

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Bottling 2011

We decided to bottle one of the barrels now in January, another in February and the last one in May. This will give us a spread of time that the wine has been in the barrels and how the flavour … Continue reading

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Pressing & Barrelling the Wine

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Membrillo

For years now we have had a good crop of Quinces, locally known as Membrillo, but have not used them. After looking at several recipes we decided to have a try at making a Membrillo cheese or paste. First step … Continue reading

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Bottling the Wine

With the hot summer months coming it is now time to move the wine from the barrel into bottles. It was in early September 2009 that the wine from our first harvest was put into the barrel. This was from … Continue reading

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