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2015 The Year of the Grape!

Fri Feb 19th at 2:30 PM
This year saw our harvest rise to an outstanding 4.2 tonnes of grapes! Friends and family once again provided tremendous help, with the tea flowing and lunch provided by Ann. The picking was completed over two weekends which saw glorious sunshine, hard to imagine in Yorkshire.
The section the vineyard established in 2012 also provided its first harvest of Rondo, Solaris and Madeleine Angevine grapes with large yields; it can only be a hint towards to what is to come from our vines.
Ian’s specifically designed frost protection system seemed to have done the trick, along with the continuous care from Adrian and Jonathan throughout the year. These vines had shown that you don’t need to be in France or Italy to grow grapes.
Keep your eyes peeled for what is to come from The Harvest of 2015!

Here's a few of our weary pickers at the end of the day!