The vendimia (grape harvest) is now well underway. We first start picking the grapes for Botani before the sugar content gets too high. Above you can see some images from the vineyards. The grapes are picked on the steep slopes of the mountain and carried up to footpaths where they are loaded onto our mule Romero. They are then taken to the collecting station on the main road and from there are brought by small vans to the winery to be pressed.
This year we are fortunate to have Belinda Thomson assisting in the winemaking process. Belinda was just nominated as one of the 8 best winemakers in Australia.
So far the weather has been on our side and the grapes this season are beautiful, so we are hoping for one of our best harvests ever.