Farewell post to harvest 2010

We are done! 34 days and 10 hours later, we harvested all of our vines. This is the photo of the last basket of grapes to be taken to the winery. The last vineyard to be collected was Pojares, a property in the READ MORE

2008 Quinta Vale d’Agodinho Quevedo Vintage Port

During the last month we have been busy not only making newest wine from harvest this but also preparing the bottling of a Port Wine from 2008 harvest. We had in our winery a small blend of Ports from our main vineyard, Quinta READ MORE

Raining during the harvest, fortunately 50% of the wine is already made

The scenario is pretty disappointing. It is raining heavily in the Douro valley for over four hours and there is no signal of ending. We harvested today in Quinta da Trovisca, before starting raining. But now the soil has plenty of water and READ MORE

Resuming harvest after rain delays in the Douro valley

We are starting today the second phase of our marathon, also know as harvest. After picking up the grapes from our vineyards by the Douro river, Quinta Vale d’Agodinho, Alegria and Mós, which we finished on September 24th, we decided to make a READ MORE

Brief report about Harvest 2010

On the 11th day of harvest, here I leave some comments about the current situation: the weather is good, dry and clear, with temperatures between 20º to 30º – still okay to swim in the Douro river day after day musts are showing READ MORE

Happy yeasts cover the top of the tank with foam

This is the fermentation tank that received the first grapes of 2010 harvest. Must is already fermenting and yeasts are so happy for the juice they have inside that are sending a lot of foam outside. Strange way of communicating…! With all this READ MORE

Harvest 2010: first grapes arrive to he winery

And finally the harvest has began. This is the first case of grapes of 2010! We started yesterday, September 11th, picking up the grapes of our vineyards in Mós and in Quinta Vale d’Agodinho. The weather is clear and warm again, with temperatures READ MORE

Harvest 2010: rain may delay grapes harvest in the Douro

Last night it finally rained in S. João da Pesqueira. This morning started cloudy, and now is raining again. Temperatures are much lower now, around 14ºC – 15ºC. Hopefully it rains during today, tomorrow clears out and temperatures go back to the early READ MORE

2010 Harvest: this is the week for us to start harvesting

Were you in the Douro and I’m sure you could feel that harvest is getting closer. You can already breath harvest air, people are getting more and more excited about picking up grapes. The new vintage is in the mouth of everybody across READ MORE

2010 Harvest: the big show must start in a couple of weeks

Quick update from Denmark about how things are going in the vineyards. Yesterday in our vineyard in Quinta das Olgas, Mós, center of the Douro Superior, maturity control of the grapes showed already 12,5% potential alcohol. It seems grapes maturation is few days READ MORE

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