The recent rain and sun resulted in a mass of vine growths with shoots growing horizontally and obscuring the vine alleys. On Saturday our stalwart volunteers came to lend a hand, and three quarters of the vineyard was “tucked down” in one day, with lovely sunshine abounding in an otherwise rainy week. This hard toil was rewarded by feeding our volunteers well. We cannot claim credit for the cooking (apart from washing a lettuce) as two quiches, two desert tarts and gateau for afternoon tea were all made by Dominic at David North (deli 700 yards up the road).
We could not manage to produce grapes and make wine without the help of our volunteers and we are profusely grateful for all the help given.