Bottoms up! Holmfirth Vineyard toasts its best year with three tonne grape crop
Cheers and bottoms up!
Holmfirth Vineyard is celebrating one of its best years after a last-minute plea for grape pickers helped gather around three tonnes of ripe specimens in just two days.
Becky Sheveling, who set up the vineyard eight years ago with husband Ian, said the bumper crop of red Rondo and white Solaris grapes was the best quality they had seen.
On Tuesday they discovered that the grapes were perfectly ripe so it was then a race to collect them before wasps, rabbits, birds or rain could ruin them.
An appeal for grape pickers on the vineyard’s Facebook page, which has 3,000... read more
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