We took advantage of the visit from the boys to pull a couple hundred kilo of our montepulciano d’abruzzo grapes up from the vineyard. We did it all by hand, loading 20kg cases and then lugging them up to the shed.
St. Peter scored us a crusher-destemmer machine for us to borrow… which made the crushing far easier. For good measure, however, Sweet Baby G gave the grapes an extra crushing the old fashioned way.
It’s always great to have some help with a harvest (even a little one) and especially great for the help to come from the boys. The house wine we make will be a genuine family effort!
Next up: harvesting the rest of the montepulciano!