Sunday, February 7, 2010

Wine making

Today K, Z and I had some of the best fun we have ever had! We were invited to join Tess and Z at at Moreson Wine Farm, in the magnificent Franschoek Valley, for the blessing of the harvest which happens once a year.
We made wine the old fashioned way! We hand picked the grapes and then pressed them using the oldest tools in the business - our feet! Grape juice making is a fun but tiring job! It was a day long affair including a delectable lunch at Bread & Wine Restaurant.
The views were magnificent and the weather just perfect!

Picking grapes is not as easy as one thinks! It requires some strength to cut them from the vines.

The pressing was loads of fun. Two or three people to a wine barrel, music pumped up and the timer set - one minute to tramp the grapes !

We had grape juice everywhere!

The aim was go get as much juice out in one minute....

The next minute was spent emptying as many buckets of juice as possible into a larger container. The winning teams won cases of wine.

A sticky business!

1 comment:

  1. We are so happy to hear you and your children enjoyed your time at The Blessing of the Harvest.

    We've just added a new post to our blog and in it is a link to all our Blessing of the Harvest Pictures. If you'd like to check it out you'll find it at:


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