A south-facing plot on a sloping site in south-west Sheffield, with aspirations to become a vineyard.
Saturday, September 28, 2013
grape harvest has started (and finished).
7.5 Kilos of red wine grapes
picked this afternoon from my allotment, with able assistance from my
two granddaughters (aged 2 & 4). At one point one of them asked
"why do you grow so many grapes?", closely followed by "If I pick many
more grapes I'll get chicken pox". Not sure of the logic there but I'm
very well pleased with this harvest; this is only their 2nd year in the
ground so the best is, hopefully, yet to come.
Now I need to work out
what to do with them. Wine obviously, but not entirely sure how I get
from the bucket of grapes to the bottle of wine!! Solve that problem
tomorrow. Chateau Wilbury, here we come!!