by Sean D'Souza | New Zealand, Photography, Travel and Nature
Brian and Logan, ready at the ute at 7:20 am, shortly after sunrise.
Annette and “Penny” are among the first to turn up for the day’s Petit Verdot harvest.
A quick how-to on which grapes to pick—and which to discard.
A closer look at what to pick and what to avoid completely.
Loading the grapes onto the “mule”.
I thought this was barbed wire. It was the dried grape vine.
The road to the shed on the hill, where the grapes will be stored.
Weighing the Petit Verdot and storing them in a container. About 85 kilos of grapes were harvested in the first round.
A break for scones, butter and coffee. And stories of how the Pharos name—and especially the trouble with getting the Martello Rock brand to be registered.
Phase two of the grape picking session.