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...