Archive for December, 2010

Modern (pruning) times on Etna!

Friday, December 31st, 2010

Frank is pruning 1
Just to keep ourselves busy, we have 2 more vineyards added to the list of works for this season, both of them old vines (60-plus years old) and alberello trained but unfortunately in a bit of a chaos and to be radically re-pruned to maximum 3 shoulders. (more…)

Early snow this year!

Friday, December 17th, 2010

Solicchiata sotto la neve

After the warm days during olive picking, the temperature dropped radically and on December 17th. we woke up with Solicchiata snowed under! (more…)

Olive picking 2010

Sunday, December 12th, 2010

Frank Cornelissen - After Olivepicking
This year we have very little olives. During the flowering season we had a lot of humid “scirocco” winds and the fruit didn’t even had a chance to settle on the trees. (more…)