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Kent Vineyard – The beginning – 18th October 2009 (English wine)

Kent Vineyard – The beginning – 18th October 2009

Early in September 2009, we (myself and friend, Justin) were given the opportunity to take on a five acre vineyard in Kent. At the time, neither of us knew very much about grapes, viticulture, vineyards, wines, wine making or vines, although Justin is an experienced horticulturalist and landscape gardener, which is handy experience when you’re considering a project like this.  While we were both enthusiastic and excited by the proposition, before deciding whether or not to take the job on we would have to see the vineyard and meet the owner.  For one reason or another, this was delayed until 17th October and when the day came we were shown a lonely, overgrown vineyard, ravaged by brambles, oak and chestnut saplings. Continue reading Kent Vineyard – The beginning – 18th October 2009 (English wine)