Category Archives: Wine making

Grape Harvest (Vendimia) 2018

On the 1st of September 2018 we had our Grape Harvest (Vendimia) at Finca del Rio – La Vina de la Iglesia. After the grapes are picked, usually starting at 6am, they are brought to tables to be sorted. We … Continue reading

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Piedra Verde 2017 wine label

We finally have a wine label for our organic tempranillo wine; Piedra Verde. The label is made from recycled kraft paper. Named after a rock found buried under the land when the vineyard was first planted. It is now a … 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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