Officially organic

Going for organic certification We have been farming our vineyards organically since the we started in 2012. We have decided to make that official and have signed up with Ecocert, an organisation  that requires compliance with their standards for organic...

It’s a bug’s life in the vineyard

Some bugs in our Carignan vineyard The vineyard is a busy with bugs at the moments. Mercifully none that are harmful to the grapes. These photos were taken yesterday in our Carignan vineyard. This elegant fella is difficult to spot. First time I’ve seen one of...

Compost

Composting the vineyards   30 tonnes of organic compost was delivered at the beginning of this year. Working out how to distribute it onto the vineyards when we don’t own any equipment to do so took some working out, but we got there in the end. So here is...

Wild flowers

Spring in the vineyard Spring is here and although the vines are not yet budding, there are plenty of flowers blooming amongst the vines. The most prevalent wild flower is the white ‘false rocket’ or diplotaxis erucoides. It can grow so thick that it looks...