Picking grapes and making wine

by on October 17, 2010 » Add the first comment.

Well it’s been a busy few weeks, we spent a full week helping our neighbours pick grapes, on a couple of occasions we were part of a group of 50 plus. We started work around 8am and finished mid-day with a lovely lunch eaten on trestle tables in the shade.

Then we were joined by my brother, his wife and two friends, more grape picking, and a great meal with one of the neighbours. Next we made our wine with the help of  Jose and Emilia from next door. This year we have included the grapes from our friends Fiona and Rob.

Then some sight seeing, the Serra De Estrela mountains, the Douro, and Porto. A good time was had by all.

Picking our own grapes.

Rob carrying grapes

Lynn and Fi treading

The Douro

Pinhao station

The Douro at Pinhao

Lunch at Pinhao

Sunset from the Estrelas

Porto

Sampling the port

Porto

Porto

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