Category Archive for: ‘Vine Lines’

This has been a momentous year, even before it has got going.  But the blaze of brilliant sunsets splashed across our horizon every day this month surely can only mean a more beautiful tomorrow.     Well, the good news is, our Pays d’Oc est arrivé! Yes, the chardonnay-chenin blanc is back on tap. We […]

The countdown to Harvest 2014 is on!   September is already on its final lap, but our harvest hasn’t even got past the starting block. True, we did a bit of moonlighting and quickly nipped in for a drop of zesty machine-harvested reserve for our country wine one night last week, but as for the […]

    The grapes are almost at ‘veraison’, which puts our harvest start date in the second week of September. Luck has nothing to do with the stars.  Luck is just a question of a few hundred metres.  And luck was against the Languedoc winegrowers of the Minervois, Cabardes, Carcassonne and Malepere regions, growing their […]

 JUNE 2014 A Very Good Year   The breaking news from Rives-Blanques is that the vines have started flowering … just a few of them, and then only just – but still a giant stride towards Vintage 2014. What we need now is good weather over the next few weeks; no more of that thunderously […]