About Our Own Wines

Our Dream began with wine. No, not a glass of wine, but actually about wine. The whole having a vineyard in France, making our own wines, type of dream. Pumpjack, our delicious Oenologist, has always worked in the wine industry, and then a few years back he went on to get his degree in wine making and vineyards (otherwise known as Oenology and Viticulture). After working at other wineries around the world to hone his craft, we decided to take the plunge and move to France to actually make our own wines. Here is our journey ….

Grape harvest time in the vineyard with Pumpjack Piddlewick

September for us is a balancing act of preparation and patience, as we wait for the starter gun to fire. The call came in at 6 o’clock in the evening. “We have to pick NOW!” I dropped everything. It’s all Go! Go! Go! when it comes harvest time in aRead More →

There’s a term in the the wine industry, a ‘Harvest Widow’. I’m a Harvest Widow. In fact this is my 6th time being a widow. No, I haven’t butchered 6 husbands and hidden them under the vines, though harvest time may give one ideas. Harvest season is the best ofRead More →

I don’t know about you, but I never really thought about wine grapes and their vines as part of agriculture. In fact it sounds almost like a dirty word, when associated with wine. To me they weren’t a crop, like wheat, they were too posh for that. They were moreRead More →

In the past, I personally wouldn’t care that spring has been tentative in coming. It might not have even registered in all honesty other than to complain it was a bit chilly. But now that we manage vineyards and are looking to buy grape juice this next harvest, what happensRead More →