Thursday, 23 April 2009

Half way...almost!

Another grape picking day done! Today we picked thirteen bins full of Pinot Gris grapes, look at them all!! I have to tell you that I had a feast as I went along! These wine grapes are much smaller than 'table grapes' but so much sweeter in taste...yummy!
By all accounts we are almost at the half way mark as far as picking goes. Tomorrow and the weekend are days off as I believe the remaining grapes need to be tested to ensure they are just right for the picking. So if all goes well next week will be another big week in the vineyard!!
The photo below was one I snapped near the end of the day...before we were all treated to a wine sampling. Isn't our country side glorious at this time of the year! Once again we were treated to a perfect day full of sunshine and blue sky, not a breath of wind to be found. I feel so lucky to be living in such a beautiful part of the country on days like this! :-)

Checkout the Ostler website to see the view we were treated to from the top of the vines today, and if you have a wee look under the News and Reviews heading you will spot my Andrews name.

Camden left home this morning at 7am . He is away up in the high country tiring his hand at fencing with one of his friends, and his dad. I am sure he will come home tomorrow feeling as tired as I felt at the end of the grape picking today!!
Aimee spent today with her nose in her school books, goodness me 7th form really is a very tough year, she has spent hours these holidays wading through book work, and still has lots to do.
Tomorrow I will be back with some scrapping. I hope!!
Thankyou all so much for the lovely comments you left me on yesterdays post. Hugs to you all xx


Jenny said...

What a lot of grapes! I quite like a Pinot Gris wine myself

Linda Beeson said...

What really cool photos, I can see where this could be fun!

Michelle Bertuzzi said...

These much grapes reminds me of my father in law who makes his own wine and grappa. This will be such a haven for him!

Axel....{Carol} said...

I love the early morning sun rises,not that i see many lol and in the evening when the sun begins to go down,theres something so peaceful about these times,especially when your out in the country

Annasmama said...

You are so right, this is exactly the landscape that German people want to live in when they move to New Zealand, it looks fantastic!
And you can be very proud of being a part of the picking team, what a huge number of grapes! Must be a wonderful smell!
ANd what do your muscels say? No muscle ache?
Hugs and love, Renate

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