Birds&Bats Wine Productions - Wines of Momentary Destination
Right, well this blog was going to be an explanation of our methods and ‘the recipe’, but Bats is going to write that one as all the important bits and pieces are bouncing around in his head (Birds and the MW In Training are the cellar rats on this project – too many cooks and all that).
So you may be wondering where this immaculate conception of Bacchanalian possibilities is being made? Well, we sought out a wine making couple in the village and asked them ever so politely, if they could let us use some of their winery space and pretty please lend us a tank.
The lovely Corin et Jayne Fairchild of Domaine Vella Frontera said it was no problem at all and so we have moved in. These two winemakers have been running their domaine for 6 years after leaving Blighty in search of better things. They produce three different styles of wine from their old vine Grenache and Syrah and other varieties that cover their 7.5hectare estate. In between toiling in the vines and producing their wine, they also host local wine tours and Jayne, who is a superb cook, provides a spectacular pic-nic lunch to accompany the vinous explorations. Degustation (tasting) is available by appointment and Corin and Jayne can be contacted through twitter and facebook.
These guys have been so accommodating by allowing us to butt into their lives and make a mess of the winery and we are very grateful. Without them, 'fuse' wouldn't have become a reality. Thank you guys!
In the meantime, while we wait for Bats to reveal his secrets, we have some super photos of our action in the vines, the dreaded caterpillars (!) and grape juice being thrown around. Enjoy.