Category Archives: The Vineyard

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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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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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

18All the must ready to go on land Continue reading

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