It’s been over a week since we’ve had our own vendimia – grape picking. As some of you might know, when we purchased this property in late 2013, both the house and vineyard were in a very sorry state. We didn’t know that vineyard, or what’s left of it, could be even saved – it … More Vendimia 2016 in Casas 15. A story of one vineyard
I am officially a queen of vegetables, since I’ve been crowned by my husband and those who saw my vegetable garden this year. Hard work had paid off eventually. We have sooo many vegetables that we give them away. This year’s crop is enough to supply a large restaurant, the size of Raymond Blanc’s Le … More Vegetable Garden: bumper crop!
Happy New Year 2016! Hope everyone had a nice Christmas. As it has been raining since first days of January, I can only give you some December pictures. In fact, weather was pretty good last month, a bit of frost first but dry and sunny for the most of December. On Christmas day we drove … More 2016. New beginnings
We are in the middle of November now, and it seems like autumn wouldn’t last long before giving in to winter. Sun hours are shorter, we had several rainy days, nights are cold and damp, but it is still relatively warm day time (up to 19C some days) thanks to the microclimate of Ribeira Sacra. … More Autumnal Colours of Ribeira Sacra
Vendimia (grape picking) is way behind us. But have a look at this video produced by D.O.Ribeira Sacra where you can see our beautiful wine region, with two rivers meeting in the south, on riverbanks of which some of the best grapes are being produced for centuries. Ribeira Sacra is truly stunning part of Galicia … More Beauty of Ribeira Sacra
First of all, thank you to those followers who actually emailed us asking if everything is OK. I guess, in absence of posts, some wondered whether we are still alive considering wife and husband (builder but nevertheless) are putting the new roof on their house themselves. Well, we are well, thank you. And very touched … More September Update
Our grapes are spectacular this year, I must say. Considering they have been through years of neglect, on this second year of ‘new life’ we gave them, our vines have fully recovered. Yes we lost a few vines in between, and Steve and I promised each other that we will replant them with new vines … More The grapes