During the vintage we all put in long hours. The lagares need to be monitored day and night and the grapes come in everyday, Saturday and Sunday included. Working a vintage gives one a shot of endurance however and builds camaraderie within the team. That does not mean that we don’t need to blow off a little steam now and then. Pranks are always being played and keep us laughing but also on our toes so as not to fall prey to the next one.
Fonseca was off duty last night and went to play cards (its either cards or football on the tele at the Calça Curta) with Juca and Mario.