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Saturday
Mar122011

Birds eye view

We just got some aerial photos of the Private Vineyard Estates.  Now that looks like a lot of grapes!

Monday
Mar072011

Vendimia Parade 2011

Each year the Fiesta Nacional de la Vendimia (grape harvest festival) takes over Mendoza during the first week of March.  The annual parade of performers and beauty pageant (Vendimia Queens) is one of coolest things to see in Mendoza.  


Click on the image to see a gallery of photos

Sunday
Mar062011

Sauvignon Blanc Harvest at The Vines

Our first grapes are in the winery!  We had some cool weather and some rain that delayed harvest, but now everything looks good.  Chardonnay is next and then the onslaught of Malbec will start in about three weeks.  

 

 

 

 

Tuesday
Mar012011

Uco's favorite pastime

Several times a day, 365 days a year, Uco runs after her tennis balls -- like it was the first time.  

Concentration

Mine mine mine!I will not be denied

Sunday
Feb272011

Beauty Pageant Prep

Yes, beauty pageants do still exist in Mendoza.  In fact, the selection of the Vendimia (harvest) Queen is the event of the year.  Young women from each of the provinces come to the big city to compete for the prize.  This weekend I had the tough job of taking photos as the candidates for the Mendoza city queen got ready for the pageant.  

 

 

 

Wednesday
Feb232011

Harvest morning at The Vines

Saturday
Feb192011

Quito

While in Quito, Ecuador for a meeting with the interior designer for our resort (the fabulous Adriana Hoyos), I was able to enjoy a couple hours walking through the city center.  

The density and diversity of QuitoSheepherderLemons

Saturday
Feb192011

In the colors of Malbec

Sunday
Feb132011

Flying Valen

Friday
Jan282011

Racking the barrels