It is harvest time here in the vineyard. A busy time for all of the staff and temporary staff that are brought in to help. When I am finishing my walk in the morning, they are heading out to one of the plots to start the handpicking of the grapes. Most of the grapes are… Continue reading The Sun Rises on the Grape Harvesting Machine
Farewell September! I've enjoyed our time together. Until next time...
Early morning on Bob's birthday I heard the grape harvesting machine go through the village. I didn't jump out of bed to see where it was going as I figured it was probably done for the night. I attempted to go back to sleep when I heard a sound...it was the sound of rustling leaves.… Continue reading Grape Harvesting Machine
It all starts with grapes. Okay...It starts with the vine but for today's blog we are starting at the grapes. As do many vineyards, Finca Viladellops not only grow grapes for their own production of wines but they also sell grapes to other wineries. They sell the grapes whole or they perform the process of… Continue reading Pressing Time
I sure am glad we escaped to the beach yesterday afternoon. Even though I didn't get a great night's sleep last night I charged through the day getting so much accomplished. Our night was interrupted first by the sound of a tractor shortly after 3am. Then the sound of the harvester and the tractor slowing… Continue reading Glass of wine well-earned