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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 »

Harvesting olives, bottling wine

by December 5, 2011 » Add the first comment.

Winter is here again.  Today is overcast, misty,drizzly, and cold!  However to date although we have had some very wet days during November, the weather has also been sunny and warm for some of the time. We have been doing some work in the garden, visiting friends and generally enjoying Read more »

Making Aguardente

by November 6, 2010 » Add the first comment.
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After the wine has been made the grape skins are pressed to extract the last of the juice. What remains is almost dry skins, these are bagged up and taken to a local still, where they are made into a spirit called aguardente. Below are some pictures of the pressing. Read more »