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There is a peaceful silence over the vineyard. The cheerful pickers are long gone and content sheep now graze between the vines, keeping the grass short in a sustainable way. The last of the yellow leaves are stubbornly hanging on, dreading the next storm that will clear them out.This scene is about to change next week when our team comes back from their well deserved break. They will start cutting out this season's growth, marking the first and hugely important step towards vintage 2023...
We had a beautiful harvest despite Daniel and our two children contracting Covid on the first day of picking. The weather was stunning and amidst the wide-spread labour shortage we were lucky to have a fantastic team of hand-pickers. Quality and quantity were really good. The fermenting wines already show great potential and we can't wait to see how they develop.
This harvest we were blessed with a brilliant picking crew - all local and many of them had been with us for years.When the weather was about to turn, the entire team gave up their weekend to help us beat the rain. And they brought along their friends, too! With the dark cloud of Covid having everybody scrambling for pickers, we were extremely grateful for this amazing support.
Take a break from the Christmas rush and call in for a sneaky tasting and chat. All your favourites will be open for tasting -...
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