As we move into autumn, we’re focused on the physical structure of the vineyard. The bridleway running through the site has been surfaced, making it useable during the winter months. The trellising system is being installed, but with over 20,000 posts to position carefully, it’s a job which will extend into the winter and the new year. And the drainage contractors are back, this time dealing with the water which runs to the eastern edge of some parts of the vineyard.
Demolition of the old barns, and construction of the new general purpose building will keep us occupied through the winter and into spring, when there’ll be a functioning centre for the operation. Just in time for the 2017 growing season!