Wine Times 7 – A stomping good time

This year we received left over Merlot grapes from good neighbor Lomond.

Sean was at De Hoop on tight deadlines finishing roof gardens so wife was sent over to collect harvest.  The workers at Lomond all miraculously disapeared as the little green Rav drove up and they watched with great amusement whilst hiding behind tractors, as wife lifted and carried 50 crates of grapes.   The certainly got their entertainment worth as I lifted the last load that had obviously been there for a while and I got covered in grape juice – euch!

lomond grape collection

Half way through!

Grapes were then transported from Witkrans to our Stanford garage (by Sean!!!)  There is never a shortage of eager helpers in Stanford and we were able to recruit a few helpers for the annual stomp from a children’s party we attended that morning.

Sean, Matthew and Kilian

Sean, Matthew and Kilian

Little did they know what they were in for ;-)   Bee’s had arrived en-force.  Sean tried to convince us that they were ‘chilled’ bee’s, however put sugar’d up kids and bee’s together and something is bound to happen…….after a couple of stings the kids were put in the closed office whilst the menfolk sent in tubs of wine to be pressed through the doors and then quickly closed before bee’s got in.  Add to this super slippery floors and a few near disastrous incidents, a glass or two (or three) of wine for the adults and you are ensured of stomping great time :-)

Boy power stomping

Boy power stomping

More boy power

More boy power

Stomping outside before bee attacks

Stomping outside before bee attacks

Mom's stomping

Mom’s stomping

Soon to be Merlot Lomond 2014!

Soon to be Merlot Lomond 2014!

Special thanks for the child labor force from Horn, Conrad and Revett Families !!!

 

 

 

 

 

 

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