Today we finished picking all the grapes at Graham’s Quinta dos Malvedos. The last trailer load came in at 18:00 and luckily it was a small load, so we could process the grapes in time to have celebration drinks with Paul and Charles.
The winery team and all our support people gathered up at the house to relax for a little while and enjoy some of Branca’s wonderful cooking before heading back to the winery for a very busy night – we have three lagares on the go right now.
More about the last day of harvest when Henry can find time between jobs!
Below, Charles Symington, Sr. Arlindo our caseiro (bailiff) who manages both Quinta dos Malvedos and Quinta do Tua, and Paul Symington
From left to right: Pedro, António, Dona Rosa, Branca, Paul Symington, Prazeres, Fonseca, Tiago (kneeling), Carlos, Alexandre Mariz, Charles Symington (kneeling, with Masai beside him), Juca, Joaquim (Quinta do Tua), Paulo (Quinta do Tua), Carlos, Marta (Charles’s wife), Henry and Alexandre