Harvest 2015: first maturity control

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Harvest 2015: first maturity control

With more than half Summer gone it is time to go to the vineyards to do the first analysis of the maturity of the grapes. As always, we start these controls on the 10th of August at Quinta Vale d’Agodinho. Before we turned READ MORE

2011 harvest update after raining in the Douro valley

There are some developments in the last stage of the grape ripeness, few days before harvest starts. Last Sunday night it rained heavily in the Douro valley. This rain was very welcome as it did not damaged the berries and irrigated the dry READ MORE

Harvest Probably One Week Later Than in 2007

The vintage is close and ripening control is very important to define the date of the harvest and to define the order that different fields should be harvest within the same vineyard. We were carrying out ripening controls in Quinta da Alegria (up READ MORE

Far Away From Douro, Thinking About Ripening

Hello, here I am again, this time writing from the beach, as we are spending a week of vacation in Algarve. This much desired vacation is very useful to reload batteries for the upcoming vintage and to take Beatriz to the beach. By READ MORE