Friday, December 16, 2011
Nearly 9 months behind schedule, the winery was finally finished and the grand opening held. This is the Giacinto jazz trio helping us celebrate .
This is a chorale group who sang everything from O Sole Mio to traditional italian folk songs. (And drank me out of house and home!)
Friends in front of the fireplace
My traditional and favorite pose
Some of my latest labors, other than pruning all the olive trees include fertilizing and plowing every other row of the vineyard. These are the Pecorino vines looking up towards the winery.
Merlot and Cabernet vines. Now, if it would just rain, I would be set. We haven't had appreciable rain since July.
Sunset looking east down the Cab. Sauvignon vines
A day trip with Bacco towards the Sibillini mountains
Autumn colors near Force
I have had a bit of time to take Bacco swimming in the Adriatic the last few days.
I have also cleaned up the winery and the equipment, and the b&b before leaving for the states.
I am looking forward to seeing friends back home and family for Christmas. I plan to open the first bottled Pecorino wine and pour a bit over my parents' graves and let them know what I have been up to. My luggage is packed with 13 bottles and 10 liters of wine and 12 liters of olive oil, 3kg of parmigiano reggiano and 1 mostarda. There is no room for my clothes.
Posted by Dwight at 6:20 PM