Showing posts from August, 2009

Holiday Cottage

After a year or so we have finally completed our barn conversion which has spectacular views over the vineyard as well as the levels to Exmoor, Blackdown Hills, and The Quantocks. It was probably built in the eighteenth century for animals on the ground floor and storage for apples on the first floor. We tried to retain as much of the character as possible although it was in a pretty poor state of repair. There are two double bedrooms on the ground floor and a large lving area, kitchen and bathroom up stairs. The reverse arrangement is to take advantage of the views.

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Summer 2009

So much of this year has been spent trying to keep the vines in check - they are obviously very happy in their new home. It is sometimes difficult to know how well they are doing but having visited a couple of other sites there can be little doubt that we will be producing some healthy fruit next year as long as the weather stays good. We have a few bunches this year and we'll keep some of the riper ones as an experiment to see what sort of problems we may encounter. They are just starting veraison ( changing colour and accumulating sugar) and we may be make a few litres of wine from them- strictly for our own consumption.