The new toy for collecting grapes
Now don’t get worried a new mini-tractor does not mean price increases – what it actually means is that we have a friendly local tractor dealer who has loaned us this new toy for the harvest. I have no doubt that he will be trying to sell it to us at the end of the campaign (heavily discounted I hope, as it’s now second hand!)
It’s day two of the 2006 harvest, and the weather is a bit overcast and sultry, but thankfully still dry – I probably shouldn’t have said that! The grapes are flying in, as Herminda and her team swoop through our vineyards – we have more than 35 people picking for us, and for those of you who don’t know Herminda is the head honcho, and I for one, wouldn’t argue with her…..
Herminda the human road block!
The grapes are in perfect condition, and the grape must is sweet with a beautiful floral perfume – I’m sure that it will make a cracking wine, and that 2006 will be an excellent vintage for us. Actually this reminds me of a producer I once knew (but who will remain nameless) who used to claim that every vintage was the vintage of the century – all I will say is that this harvest looks like the best so far this year…..