Vintage 2015 - It was a Very Good Year
2015 - a mixed emotion year. Very little rain meant there was no downey or powdery mildew about (well, not too much anyway), luckily we have the recycled water scheme so water was not an issue for us for the first time ever. This meant bountiful fruit, so much that we cut some off.
These pictures show the fruit, the netting required, the ripening and even some damage by the European Wasps. and naturally, our lovely pickers! Enjoy
It all starts with getting the nets on early to beat the birds. then monoriting the grapes to check on ripeness, then praying for sunshine and finally, picking!