Sun and Dance at Chateau Feely’s 10th vine shareholder harvest celebration

Wines bring back memories of the conditions we experienced that year but most of all we remember the people that shared it with us. Harvest day 2018 for vine share members brings very happy memories – fabulous people, perfect weather, delicious picnic and stomping of grapes and a great harvest dinner including dancing until midnight and chatting into the early hours. Wahoooo!! dancing_queen_anne-marie

Anne-Marie our dancing queen – doing a little picking before the main feature – DANCING.

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A big thumbs up and thanks to the winning picking team John Hanlon’s ‘Four Wives’!

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And the bucket collection team Sean, Conor, Ian and Michael.

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Waning moon in the background with pickers in Sauvignon blanc in foreground. We are using these delicious grapes to do a natural skin macerated orange wine. Punching it down yesterday the aromas were gorgeous.

The picking was followed by an superb picnic by Maeve Dunne, Brigit Wilson and Ros Bowles with Feely wines and Sean’s fantastic chutney.

Stomping in the afternoon with music and craic then off to Saussignac for our awards on the terrace followed by a fab dinner (Merci Luc and Martine!) and our new tradition – (thank you AnneMarie!) of Dancing the night away.

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Thank you to all the wonderful people that were part of harvest 2018 and harvest weekend 2018 too. As Sean often reminds us wines bring memories of the climate we experienced that year but most of all we remember the people that shared it with us. Mille fois merci!

To join us next year buy your vine share online. We would love to see you here. See our series on why organic and read more about biodynamics. visit to Chateau Feely in South West France ; stay with us or do a multi day course or multi day tour . You can read about the story of our organic farm the series includes three books Grape ExpectationsSaving our Skins and Glass Half Full by Caro Feely. Chateau Feely also offers wine school including WSET certified courses. Join our mailing list to receive our seasonal newsletter, wine school, events, wine pairing, recipes and more info on this topic at the bottom right of this page.

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