The naked winemaker…

I guess a girl can’t complain about having male strippers in her backyard all week…

Yes we are slowly winning the pruning battle.  We’ve made all the cuts and this week have done the stripping (so called as it involves stripping out all the old canes).  Now its onto the final stage –  tying down.  We need to make sure it’s all done before spring bud burst and have to say its been tempting to just pay a gang of workers to come in and complete it in one hit.   But we will get there slowly but surely doing it ourselves.  It has been challenging this year as I am couch bound feeding our little bub Archie and Aaron is often dragged (kicking and screaming 😉  ) from the vineyard to fulfill other winemaking and marketing duties.   We are lucky to have the help of Aaron’s Dad, Noel and one of his mates Geoff Beavis – guys who are willing to use their spare time to give us a hand and who don’t mind being paid in wine!  You guys are legends! 

I asked Aaron to give us a pic for the blog to show readers what stripping involved…WARNING – R18, CONTAINS HORROR – …

Stripping in the vineyard '09'

Stripping in the vineyard '09'

What can I say – just as well we have the baby…frost bite and secateurs can do dangerous things to a bloke! 
I’m getting more than a bit worried that hubby has been spending too much time alone in the vines…anyone know a good shrink?

5 Responses to “The naked winemaker…”

  1. August 22, 2009 at 11:36 pm

    a real beauty! 😀


  2. August 23, 2009 at 1:09 am

    Lucky Aaron has his boots on. How many degrees celcius is it ? all of 8 ? Very good of Noel and Geoff to help out. Glad to hear your family is doing well.

  3. 3 Heather
    August 24, 2009 at 6:57 am

    Haha… woot woot!
    Looks like summer’s just around the corner for you guys!

  4. August 26, 2009 at 11:36 am

    Hi Aaron and Jacinda, we enjoyed your wine at Sarah’s 21st, thank you. Brrrrrr you were brave Aaron cold butt eh, I reckon you will be conditioned to go on a Brass Monkey rally. Cheers Rose

  5. August 26, 2009 at 4:40 pm

    Yep it wasn’t that warm, but its another Fiasco wine property we’ve discovered – can eliminate any sense of temperature…any sense of reasonable behaviour actually! The 21st looks like it was a blast Rose – Tahlia enjoyed herself and we’ve had a laugh at some of the facebook pics!Great to hear from you all, thanks for commenting :-), Jacinda

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