Are you looking forward to harvesting your own crop of fruit or veg?
Of course, H is for Harvest ?
You reap what you sow – or so we are led to believe.
This is indeed true on so many levels with making wine, but sometimes things happen, like the weather, that are completely out of our control.
As harvest time approaches, spare a thought for our wineries and winemakers.
They’ve spent the last 12 months tending to their crops, praying to the gods for a bit of rain, but not too much, warm sunny days and cool overnight winds.
? Finally, the grapes are ripe and the time has come to pick.
Rarely do you see family and friends rolling up their sleeves and pulling on their wellies to crush the hand-picked grapes of the family vineyard anymore.
These days grapes are often picked by machines that work around the clock to harvest the grapes at the optimum time.
Nevertheless, this time of year is an emotional rollercoaster; filled with anticipation, excitement, a bit of fear but hopefully joy and happiness as the harvested grapes turn into well loved wines ?