• Taged with "St Nicolas de Bourgueil"

Vintage 2014 in the Loire

The 2014 vintage is drawing to a close here in the Loire with the last passes through the vineyards of the Layon taking place over the weekend. Some Chenin was still hanging in the Layon on Sunday but I dare say with the break in the weather today and strong rain, this marks the end of the harvest for most people.

Working with horses in St Nicolas de Bourgueil

Lovely to see the horses working in the vineyards of St Nicolas de Bourgueil yesterday afternoon. With all the rain we’ve had this year, there’s a lot of standing water around which makes it nigh impossible to pass through the vineyards with a tractor without seriously damaging the soil through compaction.