Getting ready for our inauguration

All  hands required today to spruce up the quinta for the inauguration of the adegatomorrow. The main gate has been painted and looks very smart indeed. I spend most of the day weeding and clearing up litter from around the vineyard in the pouring rain. We already have a touch of oidium in the Trincadeira vineyard near Carvoeiro; the same place as last year due to the fact that my neighbour failed to treat his vines. By the end of the day I am thoroughly soaked but satisfied that the property looks at its best.