Sunday, October 13, 2013

Pressing the grapes

As I saw Raph (and little Amos) down in the chai (a wine shed, or other place above ground, used for storing casks and preparing the wine) this afternoon I told him he was doing what people have been doing for thousands of years—probably with the same equipment, too!

Raph's very pleased this time since last year was so bad it was a little discouraging.  This year we should get about three hectolitres (400 bottles) which will go a long way toward making it all worth while!



  1. My, that looks like hard work! Apart from Amos, does Raph have an adult helper? Congratulations on the abundant harvest.

  2. Yes, we were all part of it to different degrees. It's really a special time for all of us here and a lot of fun as well as work. :-)