Ah, the cycle of life in the vineyard! Friday when we were driving out we noticed that they were planting more Malvasia vines. You can read about the variety here. They planted some shortly before we arrived last year and we were bummed that we didn't get to see it. So...very excited to be able… Continue reading The Birth of Malvasia
There is something I see every day that makes me smile each time. We have a watch tower in the village which dates back to medieval times. It was a watch tower for the Olèrdola Castle which sits high on the hill across from our village. You can read about our visit to the castle here.… Continue reading Our Eyes in the Sky
The "Beast from the East" as it is being called by meteorologists has arrived here in Catalonia. SNOW! To go along with the cold temperatures. Okay, it is still Winter but snow is not normal where we live. My sisters would tell you that it is all my fault. That wherever Bob and I move… Continue reading Snow in the vineyard
Although it has been feeling every bit like Winter here this week there are wonderful signs of Spring around the vineyard. Bob and I bundled up and went for a walk on Thursday afternoon. We had had rain for a couple of days and Thursday there was snow falling in Barcelona...too close for comfort I… Continue reading A Winter’s Tale
It is still January, correct? Bob and I went for a walk in the vineyard on Saturday and there are so many things blooming. The fact that it was a warm day made it seem as if we had stepped right into Spring. I kept stopping and looking closely at the vines to see if… Continue reading Almond blossoms…oh my!