The following are grape grower and winemaker Luca Ferraro’s notes from the vineyard, January 2014.
January 2 – dawn in the vineyards.
January 3 – video effects of vegetable compost on herbs used in green manuring (cover crops).
January 7 – it’s 11:15 a.m. and we’re working in the vineyards without our coats. I won’t hide the fact that I am worried about our winter, which is taking a long time to get here.
January 9 – we attempt to photography the fog that covers the flatlands.
You can see the fog in the photo.
January 15 – we label the last bottles of our Merlot.
January 16 – we cut down some trees in our woods for stakes for the vineyard and firewood.
January 21 – a trip to Florence for a wine event at the Tana degli Orsi.
January 30 – our Prosecco is now offered at the oldest enoteca in all of Friuli-Venezia Giulia, Enoteca alla Ore (Asolo).
January 30 – video when it rains, the farmers take refuge under a portico and prepare for the future. We dedicated the day to removing bark from trunks of wood for stakes for the vineyards. Of course, we used locally sourced wood.
January 31 – an unexpected price. Another gold star to stick to our wall of rewards for what we do.
grape grower and winemaker