February 2019

We visited Barossa Valley in Western Australia.  This really is a very dry part of the world.  What really impressed me was how the Australians have turned their vineyards into places to visit.  The restaurants are not cheap but the food is excellent, and every restaurant we visited in the vineyards was full.  

Planning permission will always be an issue on our small island but this is how he industry will go in the U.K.

The cycle continues: November 2018 to March 2019

We started pruning the Vineyard early in November.  Many people leave it a late as possible, but it's not always an option.  We try and tie down in March to avoid frost.  In May of 2019 we had a small frost which slightly burned the Chardonnay.  

September/October 2018, The Harvest

The apple harvest was amazing.  We managed to get to 1450 Litres of apple juice and approximately 4000+ Litres of grape juice.  It really is going to be a massive job to bottle this amount but with friends and volunteers we will manage.