We did the first part of Barbara and Cherry’s harvest at Wyfold on Saturday.
Lovely weather. And so easy; they had the sense to grow their grapes a metre up, so no bending. Oddly the Pinot Noir was ripe, the Chardonnay not. So we just picked the black grapes. Must've been forty local folk and Laithwaites crowd turned up. All over in 4 hours, grapes packed off to Mike Roberts at Ridgeview, hot soup drunk – and some wine.
Their first vintage was in 2006. Not seen a bottle yet though. (Warning to all who fancy getting into English Fizz. It takes a LOT of time.) Next Sunday, fingers crossed, we do the Chardonnay and 2009 is finally all in.