Tricky to anticipate harvest date because the grapes make the decision! Anyway, we anticipate:
- Friday 23 Sept SOLARIS (picking only)
- Saturday 24th Full SOLARIS harvest with treading and pressing
- Friday 30 Sept SIEGERREBE (picking only)
- Saturday 1st Oct Full harvest SIEGERREBE with treading and pressing
- Friday 14 Oct RONDO (picking only)
- Saturday 15th Oct Full RONDO harvest with treading and pressing
10am start on Fridays and 9am starts on Saturdays. Volunteer information here Round Robin – Volunteer Information-16Sept16
For the science buffs here is the brix (sugar reading) chart KP-Pre-Harvest-Brix-Record-19Sept16
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Here is a photo from last year.
Rotavating (spelling?) went well on side lawn with the lumps and humps evened out. Due for grass seed soon. Will be some time before it is suitable for wheelchairs though!
Our new pink sparkling wine, Noble Purpose, won a silver medal at the Mercian Vineyards Association Competition yesterday. The grapes were grown by us and then made into sparkling wine by the Halfpenny Green Team. When you look at their impressive trophy haul yesterday, it is apparent what a talented and dynamic team they all are. We are certainly delighted by the taste of the new wine!
We are also pleased with the classic style label from BS labels, which is the first time we have had gold hot foil used.
Plastering finished and skirting boards started. Slabs on side path to car parking area re-laid.
Display unit put up in multipurpose room.
The new spittoons have just arrived. I cannot wait to start doing wine tastings!
Plumber connected the sink.
Roof supports installed for the roof. We hope that t
he roof panels will be up by the end of Saturday.
Room trusses on. Cannot wait for this to be finished. It will be a greenhouse in winter and a tasting room in the summer.
Windows frames going on at a cracking pace.
A busy two weeks with three prestigious outlets taking deliveries for our wines. Please see the retail outlets page for more details of:
- 23Wine&Whiskey in Leicester
- The Link Hotel in Loughborough
- Odd John’s Kitchen in Quorn
At last it stopped raining. Second wheelchair ramp almost completed, but more work needed to join it to the existing block paving.
Spent the day making more elderflower wine. The one that is ahead in the fermentation stakes is the carboy (see photo) made by Rothley Church Youth Group. Cannot believe it is 2 weeks since their visit – and they sent me ever such a nice card.
King Richard is suitably cool in the wine fridge at The Needle & Pin micropub (The Rushes, Loughborough) having been delivered there less than a week ago. He is clearly appreciated in this popular micropub, judging by the sales figures. I had better get some more bottles labelled!
Dry, still day. Perfect for spraying. Now can I get the garden tractor round? Errrr…no!
Stopped raining apart from occasional drizzle. Builders opened pack of slabs – wrong ones have been sent!! Unable to complete second wheelchair ramp. So, earth moving done instead to raise ground height in line with first wheelchair ramp. Added bonus – the awful ruts have been covered up.