Monday, 11 August 2008

Tractor Time

We are in the quiet time before the storm! The grapes are gradually ripening and most work is being done in the cellars to prepare equipment and clean tanks(and also to avoid the extreme heat outside). But soon it will be TRACTOR TIME!

This means that the August tourist traffic jams will be replaced by the (far more appealing) September agricultural traffic jams. This is a favourite time for the boys....and here they are on their favourite tractor.

The white grapes will start to be picked at the end of August then the reds will start to be ready from the second week of September. Although Spring was a bit dull and Summer started a bit later than normal, the latest hot spell has really been a great boost to the grapes. So we are optimistic for a quality 2008 harvest.

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