Bottling the Blanc de Blancs

First of all many thanks to the volunteers who came to help.  We managed to bottle 2228 of our 2019 vintage!  We wore masks, sanitised and tried our best to social distance which is not easy. Wegot it done, now time for the Rose!!





After the May frost the vines are now growing beautifully.  We are still doing the same amount of work, bud rubbing, tucking in, topping and spraying as well as cutting the grass in between the rows.  Despite all this hard work, we will not get a harvest because we were hit so badly with the frost. There are lots of small bunches but the season is not long enough to mature these second growths. Well.......this is viticulture in the UK .


The frost on 15 May was an absolute disaster!  The vines are showing a little growth but by this time of year the shoots should be at least two feet high.  There will definitely be no harvest this year.