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Delinquent Insect!

But harvest begins, 2011 vintage underway.

Today we picked our first grapes, in the lower Riesling block, clone 195.

The boys  took about 3 tons of pretty fruit, despite 5 mls of rain last night.


Picking No casualties: the rules are that the first player to self inflict a cut with secateurs has to shout a beer that night. This leads to very careful work, most of the staff have at least some Scottish ancestry. Harvest The Proprietor however, got a wasp tangled up in his barnet, and suffered multiple stings on the top of the noggin. "Hurt like hell." (Horse's mouth.) Proprietor lends a hand


What is it with the animal kingdom just now? The Proprietor still grumpy and sore, and shouting noone at all.

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