Stories, observations and just a few recipes from Hamilton's Bluff Vineyard, Canowindra, NSW, Australia.
Wednesday, August 21, 2013
Blue sky winter pruning
We commenced hand pruning the old Sangiovese vines last week. As you can see from the photograph, we were blessed with glorious blue sky days early in the week and it was pure joy to be out among the vines. But alas, this week the weather has changed and the days are bitterly cold as snowy winds blow in off Mt Canobolas, making the essential task of pruning far more onerous. But there is an upside - working in such bleak conditions calls for hearty fare washed down with fine wines at the end of the day. Tonight's menu - local lamb shanks slow braised in tomato, cumin and fennel. Stay tuned for recipe and photos...