Monday, August 29, 2016

Harvest Diary 2016 - ready, steady pick!

6.30 am Monday morning

The first pickers arrive at our house in Tuchan.  Bleary eyed and a little sleepy after the summer's rest, it's time to swing in to action and go get those grapes.

7.00 am

Still waiting for one picker whose donkeys have escaped from his garden.

7.15 am

Pile into the Dyane and arrive at vineyard - a mix of old vine Grenache blanc and Grenache Gris between Tuchan and Paziols.  Distribute buckets, crates and secateurs.

The 2016 harvest has begun 

But where are the grapes?  The bunches are small, the berries are small, everything is small.

Grenache blanc and Grenache gris - field blend