While our "Spring" could actually be considered as a cool Sumer, our vines keep growing like crazy.
And even if they won't happen before less than a 100 days (an old school way to countdown harvest point when flowering happens), it is already time for us to think about harvest organisation. Our team is almost complete and, in case you would be interested in this unique experience, there is one seat left.
So far, vines are quite healthy and have some fruits, at least a bit more than last year, even if ours don't usually give much. Our efforts are concentrated on our baby vines which, like babies, need a lot of care.
Plowing the future big "Chardons" before it becomes to late...
I also started to take note of all that needs to be fixed for the harvest. Last year, our press machine broke and even if we now have a second used one, it would be wise to fix the broken one, just in case... We are also building a shelter just in case we would have to press under the rain (we have been very lucky so far) and I am shopping for a new old trailer to bring back our grapes from the flieds to the cellar.
At last, and that is very important, I have ordered the bulf beer for our Dear harvesters. At Domaine Roiuge-Bleu, it takes a lot of beer to make wine.
On another subject, I will be in Belgium (where we sold a lot of wines this year) soon to pour them. If you happen to be around, don't hesitate to join me :