Friday, August 20, 2010

Winery construction update, grapes, olives and work around Nascondiglio di Bacco

20 Agosto
I think I will stop at 3 posts today after this update, The grapes are looking pretty good, and we have finished cutting away all the excess and ugly grapes from the french varieties and pecorino and I started today on the Montepulciano.
The winery part of the construction is nearing completion with the electrician putting in the lights.  The refrigeration unit will arrive 5 Sept. and the fermentation tanks on Monday the 23rd.  That will be a grand moment.  The walls have been sealed and varnished, the floor is down and painted and work is continuing on the upstairs tasting room and office area.
Here are photos of our Merlot grapes, the "U-shaped" picture window which looks out on the next photo of our vineyard, vallley and hills, the barrel room, the fermentation room, upstairs construction and some of our carboncello olives which have a bit of fly damage already, unfortunately.  Going organic is tough!

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