Tuesday, April 14, 2009
8th April 2009
The key thing with vintage is to be ready in time for harvest, and above we see Sam, Kyri, Maria and Carl relaxing after the press was given a spring clean!
But, while the enthusiasm to get going is ever present, we cannot do anything when the elements rule otherwise. This year we decided that harvest would commence on Thursday 9 April, so the guys got to work on the tanks and the press. They had it gleaming all ready to go late Wednesday, so after a beer they headed off home for an early night and to get ready for the next day, which unfortunately dawned grey and wet, so no harvesting was possible
Next day was Easter Friday, so a day off for all, then Saturday 11 dawned dry and clear and we were off! Keep a watch on our web picture gallery as we work through the year for a lot more images than we can ever post on our blog (http://www.murdochjames.co.nz/gallery/simpleviewer/index.html)