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Today's job was to filter the luscious 2014 red wine in preparation for bottling. This is going to be a great wine. But it will need 10 years resting quietly in the cellar before reaches its full potential. 
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The end of winter pruning. Its the very best bit of the annual cycle. Four hard months out there in the cold, snip, snip, snipping away. But now its done and its time to relax and to enjoy the warm spring sunshine. Here's Sally transporting some of the cuttings to the burning point. We will burn 30 tonnes of old canes to reduce the risk of disease this season.
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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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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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You can now taste Barnsole wine at a wonderful new Tapa and wine bar called 'Bench' on Ramsgate's seafront. The house sommelier, John, has a great depth of knowledge and will talk to you about Barnsole's wine.
Fleming Road, Staple, Canterbury CT3 1LG
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We're giving our 700 Italian Alders a Spring hair cut.
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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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Hurrah, our new labels have arrived. We continue to sell 3 wines. A dry white and an off-dry white for £8.50. Plus our red at £8.90.
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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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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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