Monday, October 05, 2009

Wine fermenting nicely, time to plant the vineyard "lawn"

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The ground is all plowed, smooth and waiting for a mix of grass seeds in the vineyard. The plans for our winery were approved by the commune of Offida and we are going to be picking out stainless steel tanks and barrels soon. Lots going on at least on paper.
The 2009 "Piedi Rossi" is fermenting well with help from little insects and bees who are having a grand old time as the alcohol level rises. Thanks to Steve and Cindy for the excellent stomping!
Bacco and I took a little waterfall hike and had the trail to ourselves, so here are the photos from that excursion.
We also visited the beach yesterday and Bacco discovered a couple of guys with their pants down in a position similar to Bacco with his girlfriend and charged them. I almost wish I could have seen their faces when he came near. Instead, all I saw was an arm going up to fend him off. Bacco wasn't really all that interested and returned to chasing his stick in the sea shortly after.
We are expecting some folks from my old hometown soon and that is exciting. I have them set up with wine tours, truffle searching etc.
The photos are of the trail near Acquasanta terme and show and old bread baking post, a bit of falling water and Bacco.
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1 comment:

Juanita said...

Gorgeous! Love your pics, Dwight.