Tuesday, October 9, 2007

Life off the Farm

The night before last was a pretty fun and full one .. Brian and I bought 1.5 tons of fruit for Rose and so I went into the winery to help sort fruit and help with care and feeding of the troops…


The Fruit we got (pinot) looked beautiful when it came in which is amazing given the weather we’ve been having… we hardly needed to sort it… Brian looked very pleased...I’m looking forward to making a rose… it will give us something to release while we wait for the Big Table 06’ Syrah which won’t be released till late next year …

What started out as me calling Deolinda and saying "is anybody getting fed down there?" Turned into a big old harvest meal…

We quickly decided that take out for 25+ people wouldn’t work at all… Deolinda graciously offered up the pork from one of their pigs (which dave grilled up)

and after a quick stop to pick up potatoes and beans and grab some home made apple sauce off my shelf we where all set for a feast!

Every one chipped in to make a big beautiful meal at the winery. Despite it being a CRAZY night and everybody going in a 100 directions we still managed to sit down and share a meal… Thanks Coelho's for hosting : )

Thanks to Miss Maggie for manning the camera while Brian and I sorted fruit.. and congrats again to you and Michael on the bun in the oven…

here are some more shots of folks at the winery all busy busy making wine...






4 comments:

chou-chou said...

That looks FUN!

Typical you to turn a basic meal into a super-cool fabulous feast. You rock.

And, man that Pinot is gorgeous! Can't wait to taste the Rose!!!

Jaye said...

Making wine as well...wow.
Too cool!
But i have to say, i am happy not to be out there with all of you in your jackets and coats! Brrrr!
I can't believe your wood stove is up and running again. Hopefully we'll keep ours quiet for another couple of weeks....
Peace
Jaye

Pamplemousse said...

If they ever need someone to create a Master's Course on "How to Make Life an Amazing Feast for All the Senses", they will be calling you.

Anonymous said...

Hi Clare! Just logged on the check your new posts. Hurray Rose!!! The fresh farm produce looks delicious especially to me as I am eating lots of meals at the winery these days. Cheers to you and Brian and the entire farm.
Whitney and Nile