The Vineyard Years Podcast

The Vineyard Years Podcast

Latest Episodes

The Vineyard Years. A podcast. Chapter 14 : The merry month of May
May 04, 2021

A report on the modest progress of our Trapping Hill vineyard set against the back drop of English vineyards generally. We've a long way to go.

The Vineyard Years A podcast. Chapter 13 : It’s all kicking off
April 28, 2021

Well we asked for buds and we got them even though they were reluctant to pop their heads out of their plastic tubes. It was freezing this April as you can see. But we got the buds and 200 willows intended to be windbreaks as well.

The Vineyard Years Podcast. Chapter 12, where it all began
April 14, 2021

It seems only right that I should at some point give credit to where this crazy idea of a vineyard in the Yorkshire Dales all began. The brief answer is it began in a place called the Ferguson Valley in Western Australia.

The Vineyard Years. A podcast Chapter 11, the shed
April 11, 2021

The real reason I wanted a vineyard, so I could legitimately have my own shed. It didn't quite work out as planned but I got the shed which was what really mattered. - This is the proper version of podcast 11 that appeared a while ago but without the ...

Vineyard Years Podcast Chapter 10
March 17, 2021

I’ll start the new year of 2014 with a rather unusual blog. It describes a night in a hotel with our colleagues. Colleagues, in this case, being other Yorkshire vineyard owners. All but one commercial and, all but one, much bigger than ours.

Vineyard Years Podcast Chapter 9
November 25, 2020

The last chapter of 2013. It’s entitled a review of the year but on re-acquaintance, it’s really nothing of the sort. It casts an envious eye towards other established vineyards and their success, mostly down south.

Vineyard Years Podcast Chapter 8
November 10, 2020

When a person has the kind of mad flight of fantasy that seems compatible with setting up their own vineyard, like me they probably don’t imagine the detailed and apparently mundane decisions that it will lead to. This podcast, for example,

Vineyard Years Podcast Chapter 7
October 28, 2020

When you start a new venture there’s always a question about how much support and advice you seek from other people who have more expertise.  In our case that’s everybody, but whether it is a good idea to join a professional organization to gain that h...

Vineyard Years Podcast Chapter 6
October 14, 2020

In this chapter we do have grapes – not many but a few. But they’re not anywhere near as memorable as my daughter’s reaction to her wildlife discoveries and her anthropomorphic view of our new vines.  -  Find the original blog here "Vineyard 6 : In re...

Vineyard Years Podcast Chapter 5
September 30, 2020

Chapter 5 sees me moving into somebody else’s vineyard. An established one of over 10,000 vines at that time.  I’m trying to acquire some wine-making expertise should we ever get grapes of our own. We’ve a long way to go was the main lesson learned fro...