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Vertical vendemmia at Casa Fontana 2018

Vertical vendemmia at Casa Fontana 2018

Six years ago we published an article with the title – “Vertical vendemmia at Casa Fontana”  – we wrote then it would probably  need some explaining and as you can hear in the short interview with Ron Gauld recorded that morning in 2012 in the garden outside Casa Fontana in Barga Vecchia      There are some […]

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Vendemmia – grape picking starts early this year

Vendemmia  – grape picking starts early this year

The vendemmia – the grape picking season started early this year in one or two vineyards around Barga this weekend but the bulk of the vineyards are still  biding their time and hoping for more sun to ripen off the grapes later on this week. It has to be said that the last few years […]

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The season moves on – tying the vines with willow

The season moves on – tying the vines with willow

So the spring has arrived (maybe). In fact very little chance that during the first week in March, the winter finally releases us from its icy grip BUT it does definitely feel like a spring day outside today with birds singing and insects buzzing around in the sun. The knowledgeable elder members of this community […]