vineyard


Grape harvest 2012: Done!

It’s a relief to know that 2012 vintage is coming to a successful end, with all grapes picked and fermenting quietly in the wine tanks. The rain can now come!


nice little video on the natural wine issues

This 7min video is about natural winemaking in France where the movement started. Natural wines are made from grapes grown without the use of chemicals. No commercial yeasts, sulfates or other additives are added during the winemaking process. Watch the video http://www.alicefeiring.com/blog/2012/02/nice-little-video-on-the-natural-wine-conflic.html


Wine Books Worth Reading

The rise of natural wines over the last five years has provoked one of the most contentious and useful debates in recent wine history. Though it is a fringe movement, with little organization or no goal other than producing and enjoying its own wines with as little winemaking intervention as […]


Wine: how green is your glass?

Wine is defined as an alcoholic drink made from fermented grape juice. Today, in order to keep up with demand, synthetic chemicals such as pesticides and herbicides are added. These chemicals can leach into the soil, stripping it of life and nutrients. Excessive use often causes runoff and pollution and […]


Raining, raining over our winter vineyard

A wonderful rainfall over the weekend, complete with a rainbow – just in time as we planted a new block of Mataro vines. Mataro (also known as Mourvèdre or Monastrell) proves to be a very hardy grape which blends beautifully with our old Grenache grapes.

Rainbow