Micaela and Sue running #Loire Wine Tours & Vineyard Maison d'Hotes. Our love of Art, Wine & Jazz lead us to this beautiful place in the vines. Come follow...
Down at The Old Dog & Duck...
View from our window this morning. Vines turning yellow...glad the storm passed quickly last night!
A dream achieved! Have finally got the hens running free range in the vines!
...means ready to hand harvest all the remaining reds. Just finished hand de-stemming!
Machine Harvesting the Cabernet Franc at the house today...
Found my first Solex Kris! @tigitwo ...but 400 euros a tad cher?
World Leaders for Sale....at the Chinon Brocante
...got that off my chest now back to the grapes!
Hardwork but rewarded with a barrel tasting of the Saumur Blanc 2008 & just in barrel 2009!
The happy team works it way along the rows picking the bunches in to buckets which are then transfer to crates for transportation back to the winery.
...and now for the Cabernet Franc. Organic. Grapes lovely and clean.
Blue skies & golden chenin. We are leaving the botrytis grapes later for the moelleux...must dash back for 13:30hrs to start on the Cabernet Franc
Found the crates we are to pick into but no sign of the crew yet!
Setting off by bike this morning to look for the team we are harvesting with today...around Le Puy Notre Dame Saumur AOC
Boy with Dog - Don't you just adore this miniature study at the David D'Angers Sculpture Gallery in Angers
Flying the flag for equality even though we can't be there! #NEM
Eggs for breakfast? No - Pear Sorbet & Financiers Palate Cleanser at http://www.une-ile.fr in Angers YUM!
Afternoon tea stop at Pots & Deco in Candes St Martin with iiiii's beautiful pottery
Just look at that lovely clean bunch of Chenin destined for a Saumur Blanc Sec 2009
Harvesting the Chenin Blanc by hand on Sunday 4th October before the rain!!
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