Vineyard, Wineries

The Sun Rises on the Grape Harvesting Machine

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

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Vineyard, Wineries

Grape Harvesting Machine

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

Vineyard, Xan & Bob

Glass of wine well-earned

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