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Harvesting cork in Andalucia

During the summer months cork (corcho) is harvested by hand in Andalucia, Spain to be used in wine bottles. Workers use axes to cut and strip away the bark.   The cork trees are then left for ten years, so … 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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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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