Sunday, October 10, 2010

How to press grapes

One of our (very much) older ways of starting the process of winemaking. It is on display at a local (near Stellenbosch) strawberry farm with a great collection of old farm machinery and a multitude of "scarecrows" - and the opportunity to pick your own strawberries in the fields. The razor-wire in which it is swathed is a sad sign of the times - theft of metal, to melt down for cash, is so bad that we can't leave any of it accessible and unprotected - not even the cast iron railings or brass tags in cemeteries. As well as the razor wire this one is, out of hours, protected by locked gates and a security system.

1 comment:

Leif Hagen said...

Is that a 2010 model??