Harvesting Grenache is a slow affair – it needs to be done very carefully, picking grapes by hand, removing any damaged berries. Vine by vine – not all at once, as not all grapevines ripen at the same time. So – it will be several days of continuous grape-picking. Then, […]
The Barossa Valley, about an hour’s drive north from Adelaide, is arguably Australia’s most famous wine region. And it is truly a wine region – in the sense that it seems every spare centimetre of land here is covered in grapevines. Coolum & North Shore News, 10 March 2011 Read […]
The chill in the mornings and in the evenings … autumn is not too far. The vine leaves are losing their vibrant green colour. Another week or so and the Grenache will be ready to harvest.
Last Sunday we picked the new Mataro grapevines that we planted 3 years ago. The yield was about 50 kg – not a lot but such a great flavorsome grape variety. We destemmed it by hand, to allow the berries to preserve their aroma in the fermenting process.