Adventures of Our Own Wines (Page 2)

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 ….

Winemaking, cleaning and beer at PumpjackPiddlewick

Our first harvest is underway here at Pumpjack & Piddlewick. We are very excited, to be sure. But amongst the excitement is still the day to day of winemaking, cleaning and … beer. There’s an adage in the world of winemaking – making wine is 90% cleaning and 10% beer. Read More →

Our first harvest was about bees, birds, mildew and rot at PumpjackPiddlewick

We were given the go ahead to work on our restoration vineyard in September. Right in the middle of harvest time. Talk about thrown in the deep end. The plus side is from the get go we would know what we were dealing with: bees, birds, mildew and rot. AtRead More →

Finding a vineyard in Burgundy with PumpjackPiddlewick

In conjunction with our finding a vineyard in Burgundy (Part 1 & Part 2), there is another story to tell in our unfolding wine making saga in France. This story began at a similar time, and developed along side, the discovering of SAFER and all we undertook with them. TheRead More →

Finding a vineyard in France can be rather difficult at PumpjackPiddlewick

Finding a vineyard in France is not easy at the best of times. Add in a lack of understanding of French and it becomes downright difficult. But we were determined to give it a go. After attending the public meeting with SAFER in Chichee about vineyards for sale, we cameRead More →