Category Archives: Spain

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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Checking Sugar Levels of Grapes in Vineyard

From early July we test the sugar levels of the grapes every three days or so. This is done using a refractometer, which measures the grape juice by its refractive index. A shadow line is reflected on a glass plate inside … Continue reading

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Harvest / Vendimia 2012

The day of the harvest, this year the 27th August, had a feel of excitement like the first day of a holiday. The whole focus of a years work, from cutting and shaping to sulphering gently each plant by hand, … Continue reading

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Welcome!

Finca del Rio Welcome to our home overlooking the beautiful Guadiaro River valley. Finca del Rio is an old Andalucian farmhouse which has been reformed into two homes alongside each other. A Casita with 2 bedrooms and 1 bathroom, which … Continue reading

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