Category Archives: Andalucia

Harvest/Vendimia 2011

The lead into the 2011 harvest has been strange. Everything seems to have been early. The almond blossom was in early January as mild winter weather led plants to think spring had come. There was also lot of blossom on … Continue reading

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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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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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Walk from La Canada del Real Tesoro (Estacion de Cortes) to Estacion de Jimera de Libar

The walk starts either at the railway station or Hotel El Gecko at La Canada del Real Tesoro. Follow the road towards Salitre/Gaucin walking past the Parra bar, a last chance for a coffee or something stronger, and after crossing … Continue reading

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