It feels like this harvest has gone very quickly! For me in the office, vintage time is not too different to a normal day, except there is slightly more paperwork to check off. This year we tried to keep our face book site live with what was going on daily during our harvest. I have enjoyed this and so have Jeremy and Tim, with both of them sending in their photos when they had a chance.
It has been a brilliant vintage, with great weather and picking conditions, now the juice is in tanks and barrels fermenting away and Simon is already saying he is excited about this vintage, and that the flavour profiles are looking good.
I have also had to start getting myself very organised the last couple of weeks as I am off to Canada for work on Friday, this is for three tradeshows and to meet with our distributors. The trade shows are in Vancouver, Toronto and Ottawa, and will all be fabulous events. We have been talking with our agents in Toronto about bringing Durvillea into the market, so at the Toronto and Ottawa shows we are showing Durvillea which is very exciting!
PS. An update on my Saint Clair half marathon training, the last few weeks haven’t been going so well, and running seems to be getting harder, not a good thing! It was 3 weeks till the race on Saturday, and they say the week before you should taper off beforehand. This leaves me 2 weeks, in which apparently a 17km should be done- this I am even more worried about. However, I have got my training guide to stick to, and Jane has made sure all our hotels have gyms in them, so fingers crossed I will be able to make it through the race. Any helpful hints/tips would much much appreciated guys!!