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Taking a look at some unpruned, untreated vines

Date: Sat, Aug 14, 2010 Winery Blogs Wine Business

Another video I took the same day, in the same vineyard. The vines that we knew were going to be torn out, we obviously didn't spend the time to prune them. Here's a look at what happens when vines go...

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Tearing out some vines!

Date: Fri, Aug 13, 2010 Winery Blogs Wine Business

So, since I've been really bad about blogging lately, I've decided to start uploading some videos I've been taking in the vineyards. Tell me what you think of them! The Ripper from Amy Lillard on Vimeo.

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Bottling Rosé La Gramière style

Date: Mon, Jul 5, 2010 Winery Blogs Wine Business

Rosé bottling from Amy Lillard on Vimeo. Another video, this time bottling our 2009 rosé. This week we'll also be bottling our 2008 red! Fun, fun, fun! Or so we like to tell ourselves...

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la gramiere - 2010-06-02

Date: Wed, Jun 2, 2010 Winery Blogs Wine Business

Matt dynamising! Here's a funny, very La Gramière style video of Matt dynamising the 500P by hand. Just so you know how crazy we really are!!I Unfortunately I filmed it vertically and I can't figure out how to change it,...

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Disconnected!

Date: Mon, May 17, 2010 Winery Blogs Wine Business

Our internet has been temporarily disconnected! (don't ask) so we've been offline for two weeks now! One of which we were in Italy (I'll tell you all about it soon!) the other we've been trying to get by, often by...

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La Gramière goes Naked!

Date: Tue, Apr 27, 2010 Winery Blogs Wine Business

Last November while attending the European Wine Bloggers Conference in Lisbon, I met a crazy guy named Rowan Gormley who runs a company called Naked Wines that imports and sells wine via the internet in the UK. When I mentioned...

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Hello, it's been awhile...

Date: Wed, Apr 21, 2010 Winery Blogs Wine Business

No excuses, that's boring, and you've heard them all before. So, if there's anyone still out there.... Here's a bit of a recap of the past two months: Vinisud: we participated in this big southern French wine trade show for...

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A trip to the Printer, an Eco-Printer!

Date: Tue, Feb 2, 2010 Winery Blogs Wine Business

In five years we've now had 3 different printers, but I think I've now found one we'll stick with! Last year we switched because I received an email from a group that was certified "Imprim'Vert" which is an eco certification...

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Snow and Pruning 2010!

Date: Fri, Jan 15, 2010 Winery Blogs Wine Business

Well the pruning hasn't gotten off to a stellar start here in southern France. The first weekend of January we were supposed to be out pruning according to the bio-dynamic calendar, but I had a nasty cold, and Matt wasn't...

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Happy Happy Merry Merry!

Date: Thu, Dec 17, 2009 Winery Blogs Wine Business

We're off to London for the Holidays! All the best to you and yours!

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A visit to Sitevi - Playground for winemakers and wine growers!

Date: Thu, Dec 10, 2009 Winery Blogs Wine Business

Last week was the bi-annual trade show called SITEVI (not sure what that stands for to be honest!). It's a huge event, farmers and winemakers come from all over southern Europe to check out the latest in farming equipment and...

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Barrels, barrels, barrels

Date: Thu, Nov 26, 2009 Winery Blogs Wine Business

People often ask me why we don't age more of our wine in barrels, well the answer is two, maybe three fold. First and foremost, I am not a fan of oak. There's nothing worse that tasting a young wine...

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Amazing bloggers, new faces and old...

Date: Thu, Nov 12, 2009 Winery Blogs Wine Business

Last weekend I was in Lisbon, Portugal for the 2nd Annual European Wine Bloggers Conference, better known as the EWBC. Many of you will remember I went to the first EWBC last year in Logroño, Spain, well, I decided I'd...

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Hand Made Wine

Date: Mon, Oct 26, 2009 Winery Blogs Wine Business

Every little bit counts right? Well it seems we took that to the extreme this year. Since the weather was beautiful and our Mourvedre seemed to be hanging on, I wanted to leave it as long as possible this year....

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