There is plenty to be done in the vineyard after harvest has finished and while it’s not the best time to start pruning, there are plenty of other things that can be done during the Winter months. This machine is ‘pre-pruning’ the vines which makes life quicker and easier for the pruners to do their work later on.
Winter work in the Loire vineyards
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It’s been pretty hot here for the past two days so we fancied something light for dinner.21 Apr, 2018
What’s in season in the Loire? Asparagus
Possibly my favourite vegetable of all time. Asparagus has a short season and when it comes in it will be on our table frequently. Healthy, easy to cook, versatile and delicious. Here are a few of my favourite ideas for cooking with asparagus.28 Apr, 2018
Life in the Loire on lock-down – Sunday March 15th. Day one.
What a beautiful day. The first bright and sunny day for weeks. Something to lift the spirits as we enter into a rather dark period of our lives.16 Mar, 2020
Wine Education – Can grapes grow anywhere?
Vines are hardy plants that will grow in the most unlikely of places. Does that mean that we can make wine anywhere in the world?13 Mar, 2020
See you in Touraine!
Our furniture (that has been in storage since October) arrives on Monday. We can’t wait to get everything into place and start making it into a home after 4 months in our (lovely but temporary) home.18 Jan, 2019
Lock-down take 2. Day 28. 26th November 2020.27 Nov, 2020
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