Saturday, September 28, 2013

The Vendange

The 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!!