Category Archives: Vineyard diary

Final vineyard practical session and BBQ

This is the last in the series of entries posts I will be making as part of my diary for the Plumpton College Vineyard Practical assessment. Today I spent another glorious spring day at Rock Lodge. The tasks were similar … Continue reading

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Tour of Plumpton Vineyards

Here’s another in the series I am writing for a Plumpton College assessment which diaries my weekly work in Plumpton College Vineyards. I had a working trip around all four of the Plumpton College vineyards today. I started at the … Continue reading

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Spring progresses rapidly

It occurred to me that with my missing a Plumpton vineyard practical session yesterday I’m missing posts about what stage the Plumpton vines are at. I’ll make amends now by posting a picture of the tiny Plumpton “varietal” patch which … Continue reading

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Frost!

I opened the curtains this morning to see car roofs covered in frost. I hurried in to my College vineyard practical day anxious to see if there had been any impact. I heard much excitement on the UKVA forums and … Continue reading

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Way too late to tie down

Another in my “vineyard diary” posts today, where I shamelessly double up posting some vineyard experience and pictures to my blog with writing a diary as part of a Plumpton College assessment. It started chilly today (compared to the unbelievable … Continue reading

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The Plumpton Patch

Sunny. 21C. THIS was the day to be working in an English vineyard. Except the sweaty bit in the tractor. I worked at the small (0.3ha) Plumpton College (on site) vineyard today, though only for the morning. I spent the … Continue reading

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Rain and pseudo-budburst

Rain. Drizzly all day. And grey too. Bit nippy. Maybe 8C. Not the same at Rock Lodge this week as last. And to top it all we had a somewhat flat day task-wise. We spent most of the morning (and … Continue reading

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