My second day of picking grapes was at Davenport's Rotherfield vineyard in East Sussex, set on the side of a lovely peaceful valley.
This picture was taken at 8:30am just as the sun was beginning to light up the pinot noir vines. It was lovely to watch the sun creep up the rows.
A pinot noir bunch. It had been a difficult year in which to grow pinot and lots of the bunches had many less grapes in the cluster than this one.
A well earned lunch for the grape pickers.
Autumnal hues showing through on the leaf.
A view down the rows to the west side of the valley.
The Rotherfield vineyard is where the winery is so it was good to have a look around and see the tanks and barrels and all the other paraphenalia a working winery needs. It's a shame this picture doesn't capture the smell of fermenting Baachus!
A very satisfying day made all the more so by the company and the weather which meant I was picking in my shirt sleeves for most of the day. Not bad for the end of the first week in October.