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We're giving our 700 Italian Alders a Spring hair cut.
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We are busy winter prunning during the short, cold days of January. This is when we decide how many bunches of grapes we want on the plant next season. We use the 'double Guyot' trellising system and prune to give 16 bunches of grapes per plant. That's 3 bottles of wine from each of our 7,000 vines.  
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I start the New Year with sad news. Serge Hochar, owner of Château Musar of the Lebanon, a hero, has died in a tragic swimming accident. He was an inspiration to wine makers everywhere and one of the reasons I make wine today.
Fleming Road, Staple, Canterbury CT3 1LG, United Kingdom
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Hurrah, our new labels have arrived. We continue to sell 3 wines. A dry white and an off-dry white for £8.10. Plus our red at £8.60.
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Phew - harvest over. Great quality. But perhaps a little low on the volume side. But hey, its all in the tanks and fermenting well.
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A momentous day - our first 2,000 bottles of fine English Sparkling Wine are now and quietly bubbling away. It will take a further 18 months of quiet care before we 'riddle' and 'disgorge'. Then a bit of 'dosage'. Only then, will these bottle be ready for sale.
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This week, we had 6 foot of trunk lopped off of 230 trees. The wood will be seasoned for 2 years, then logged. This wood will feed our log burning stove and keep us warm over a couple of winters.
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There's a new App that you can download from Apple Store for £2.49. It will locate the nearest English vineyard for you to visit. Get it here: https://itunes.apple.com/us/app/south-east-vineyards-guide/id946900695?ls=1&mt=8
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Darryn made these ginger biscuits with our new logo. Very tasty. Sound her out at Soulsound.co.uk. Merry Christmas.
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I've been enjoying the autumn colours. Sadly, with the temperatures dropping, the leaves are falling fast. We need just one hard frost, them we can start the winter pruning.
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Sam took this photo of our delicious grapes arriving at the winery prior to pressing.
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The grapes are ripening. In the coming days, I will start to measure the ripeness and predict a picking date. The season continues to look promising with a harvest probably two weeks earlier than last year.
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Fleming Road Staple Canterbury CT3 1LG, United Kingdom
Fleming Road, StapleGBCanterburyCT3 1LG
+44 7772 300511barnsole.co.uk
VineyardToday 10:00 am – 5:00 pm
Monday 10:00 am – 5:00 pmTuesday 10:00 am – 5:00 pmWednesday 10:00 am – 5:00 pmThursday 10:00 am – 5:00 pmFriday 10:00 am – 5:00 pmSaturday 10:00 am – 5:00 pmSunday 10:00 am – 5:00 pm
Barnsole produces white, red and sparkling wines at our vineyard and winery near Canterbury. Visitors are welcome to look around and to enjoy a free tasting. Alternatively, a one hour tour of the facility is offered for a small fee. The tour includes a talk about English wine, the vines that we use and a look at the wine making process, finishing with a tasting of the wines we have for sale. Wine is sold exclusively from the winery door.
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