Category Archives: Finca del Rio

Cake making day – for a change

I decided to make some cakes today because I had all the right ingredients in my fridge and store cupboard and we had run out of biscuits to have with our tea! The recipe I followed was from the website: … Continue reading

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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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