Kyri, Carl, Maria and Sam relax after getting the press ready


    Wednesday 8 April

    The key thing with vintage is to be ready in time for harvest, but at the same time not to feel pressure to do things 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.

    As you can see, they had it gleaming all ready to go late Wednesday, so we had a beer and headed off home to get ready for the next day, which dawned grey and wet, so no harvesting today.

    Next day was Easter Friday, so a day off for all, then Saturday 11 dawned dry and clear and we were off!