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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 »

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 »

Warm weather continues

by July 5, 2009 » Add the first comment.
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More weeks of lovely warm weather, with just a couple of wet days. Unfortunately this means the grapevines have to be sprayed, but in our case it only takes about an hour. Our grapes are looking much better this year so we should produce more than the 250 litres we Read more »

October Winemaking

by October 29, 2008 » Add the second comment.

The last month has just flown by, we have been so busy that I have not had time to update this blog! We spent most of our time either helping friends and neighbors picking grapes or working on the winemaking. Having picked the grapes, the next step is to run Read more »