Today Sunday 27th is National Election day in Portugal and Arlindo could only get 7 pickers (instead of the usual 22-23) willing to come and pick the grapes.
Therefore Charles decided to take a break, knowing that the Franca in the higher vineyards will benefit from an extra day ripening. We will recommence the Vintage tomorrow. The winery team has been given the day off to go back home and vote, although I think Fonseca was going to skip voting in order to see his girlfriend instead!
I am also taking advantage of this break to enjoy a day with my family who has come up for the weekend to visit.