Category Archives: Andalucia

Fishing the Guadiaro River

The River Guadiaro rolls its way through the valley passing open pastures, white villages, olive groves and finally exits the valley through the gorge at the Cañón de las Buitreras. Along the way are pebbly beaches and banks where it … Continue reading

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Our lastest visitor

Just as the day was cooling down we noticed this little visitor perched on a chair arm. Quite why this small frog should be attacted to our terrace was a puzzle until we spotted the obvious. The frog was blending … Continue reading

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Harvest / Vendimia 2013

Each year the harvest follows the same pattern so here are a few pictures showing the 2013 harvest which was a bumper year. We had 32 people helping and harvested approx 2,200 kilos/litres. The grapes started fermentation almost immediately.   … Continue reading

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Bodega

During December and January we rebuilt over the old animal barn using the same footprint and keeping the very old stone walls for part of the building. Our decision to build the bodega is outlined in this post. The joints … Continue reading

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Types of cutting vines

In early February, every year, we cut the vines of all cordons and stems, except those that enable the plant to achieve a better shape or better yield of grapes. If the older wood that forms the Y-shape is low … Continue reading

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