Saturday, June 17, 2006


The vines are flowering. They have a wonderful sweet aroma, which perfumes the air on the warm, still evenings that we are enjoying at the moment.
Tradition holds that the harvest will start 100 days after flowering, or the 26th September. Only time will tell…

Friday, June 16, 2006


So far June has been hot and sunny, and the vines are loving it. This is a busy month… training the young shoots so that they grow vertically and then hedging them off to the desired height (see photo).

Friday, June 02, 2006

Finished de-budding

Finally the first de-budding is finished. Every vine is now left with 6 or 7 healthy and evenly spaced shoots.