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Grape-picking in the village

by October 15, 2013 » Add the first comment.
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The weather improved a little and everyone in the village has been out grape-picking. We helped at one of the large vineyards in Silvares, and as usual were rewarded, along with about 50 others, with a large enjoyable lunch. We also helped our neighbours, and eventually got round to picking Read more »

Last years’ wine bottled

by October 2, 2013 » Add the first comment.
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For the last week it feels as though we have had nothing but rain, at times very heavy. It has delayed the grape picking and as of today we are still not sure exactly when we will pick. The good news is that we have bottled last years wine, and Read more »

Wine-making

by October 23, 2011 » Add the first comment.
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The weather has continued warm and dry to this point, although we are expecting a few days of rain starting tomorrow. At least I will be able to stop watering the garden. We have had a steady stream of visitors through September and into October, the last two weeks have Read more »

Picking grapes and making wine

by October 17, 2010 » Add the first comment.
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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. Read more »

Wine from our own vineyard, for our guests

by September 21, 2010 » Add the first comment.
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The weather continues dry and warm, still no rain of any substance. We have had a few visitors all of whom have enjoyed their time with us. We are rapidly approaching the grape picking season, and we will be helping our neighbours as well as picking our own small vineyard. Read more »