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1 week ago

A couple of weeks ago in conjugation with Exeter University
We placed a sonic trap, 2 Harp Traps and an insect trap in the vineyard for two nights!
The results were outstanding
Over 30 bars trapped, measured, weighed , sampled ect representing 6 species.We caught
Pipperstrelle
Long brown eared
Greater horseshoe
Bechstein
And barbastelle
The last 2 being very rare ancient woodland species 🤷🏻‍♂️
They come back in September for another trap and to verify if what the eating represents what insects were caught in the vineyard!

It appears Dalwood is Bat..tastic!!
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How interesting. I’d not heard of the final two bats mentioned. It must have been lovely to have examined those captured at such close quarters.

What a great thing to do, the variety is surprising too. A real treat to get up close and personal with them, not sure about the one with teeth!

Used to love watching them at dusk flying in garden. Didn’t realise there was so many types in Dalwood.

Amazing! 🦇

That's fantastic 😀

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3 weeks ago

BEFORE and AFTER lifting wires on the Solaris …..
This allows the fruiting zone to get sunlight and air flow
But
Also we can drive down the row!
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BEFORE and AFTER lifting wires on the Solaris …..
This allows the fruiting zone to get sunlight and air flow
But
Also we can drive down the row!Image attachment
3 weeks ago

Good ole Sam
Mowed the vineyard this evening!!
We done No Mow May (June and July😀😀)
So was a big job…. But part of our new mantra
“Scruffy means Diversity”

Well done Sam
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Good ole Sam
Mowed the vineyard this evening!!
We done No Mow May (June and July😀😀)
So was a big job…. But part of our new mantra
“Scruffy means Diversity”

Well done Sam

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Awesome views great place for a glass of wine 🍷🥂 or two 😉

Left our top garden the same. It has looked really good. What's not to like, less work and petrol!👍

Love the furgy tractor super view

4 weeks ago

EXCITING PROJECT
On Monday and Tuesday evening in conjunction with Exeter University.. we are trapping Bats… with a view to establishing which species are using the vineyard and to see if they contribute an economic impact on pest control!!
We may need some volunteers..
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EXCITING PROJECT
On Monday and Tuesday evening in conjunction with Exeter University.. we are trapping Bats… with a view to establishing which species are using the vineyard and to see if they contribute an economic impact on pest control!!
We may need some volunteers..

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Hi it's says you may need volunteers, do you know if the volunteers need to be experienced, as Sarah would be interested as it would be good experience for her college course.

I'd love to help with this! No experience though :/ but happy to help!

Why trap ??? I helped with a bat survey last year and used a sonic thingy, that recorded the exact bat species flying over the garden with amazing results......

I’m sure Harry Hawkins can move fast enough for that job 🤣🤣🤣.

Morris would like to help if that's ok

Wow!

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1 month ago

We are in full flower… was lovely up the vineyard last night, tucking in and lifting wires!
When you are surrounded by negativity, angst and spite…. It is joy to have solace with plants that want to yield and be fruitful
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Keep up the good work 👏 life is full of surprises enjoy every moment of it keep safe and take care 🙂 things can only get better

1 month ago

They are getting about… if you live near the vineyard and you find a wasp nest…. Let me know!!
There could well be a bottle of wine in it for you!
WHY…. In 2020 which was a monster wasp year, they depleted yields by over 1 tonne.
Or 750 bottles
Plus introduce disease, reduce quality and sting you when picking!
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They are getting about… if you live near the vineyard and you find a wasp nest…. Let me know!!
There could well be a bottle of wine in it for you!
WHY…. In 2020 which was a monster wasp year, they depleted yields by over 1 tonne. 
Or 750 bottles
Plus introduce disease, reduce quality and sting you when picking!

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The poor much maligned wasp 🙁

We have a nest but hopefully too far away to trouble you ! Hope you don’t get troubled by any more local ones !

We need pollinators?

Will keep a lookout!

2 months ago

Inflorescence … looking like flowering may happen in the next week or so
First 2 are the Madeline Angevin last 2 are the Solaris … huge growth difference
Last one is Pinot , just checking everything is in order!!
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2 months ago

Tis looking right lovely up the top of the vineyard this morning!! ... See MoreSee Less

Tis looking right lovely up the top of the vineyard this morning!!Image attachment

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We need to book up our tour!! 🥂

Beautiful 👍🥂

3 months ago

Bud rubbing and shoot selection
This prevents overcrowding in the canopy, ensuring the right shoots are left growing the right direction!
For better ripening and disease control
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Bud rubbing and shoot selection
This prevents overcrowding in the canopy, ensuring the right shoots are left growing the right direction!
For better ripening and disease controlImage attachment
4 months ago

Heading towards Bud Burst on the Solaris .. by the end of this week they should be out… the other varieties still a good week or so behind! ... See MoreSee Less

Heading towards Bud Burst on the Solaris .. by the end of this week they should be out… the other varieties still a good week or so behind!Image attachment
4 months ago

Twas a parky one this morning… but soon warmed up when the sun snuck over the hill….
#tyingdown #springiscoming
#winesofthewestcountry #devonvineyards
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Twas a parky one this morning… but soon warmed up when the sun snuck over the hill….
#tyingdown #springiscoming 
#winesofthewestcountry #devonvineyardsImage attachmentImage attachment
4 months ago

Barbera…..Babs/Bear/Moss/Keith formerly known as Chubbs ... See MoreSee Less

Barbera…..Babs/Bear/Moss/Keith formerly known as Chubbs

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Awe beautiful puppy xx

She is gorgeous 😍😍

Gorgeous xx

Super cute!!

5 months ago

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All this wine talk is dull……
5 months ago

All this wine talk is boring…. ... See MoreSee Less

All this wine talk is boring….

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Must be impossible to get anything done… with all that cuteness around you ?? 😘

5 months ago

Top sharingWorried you might have missed today's Cheese & Wine sampling? Paul is sticking around until 4.00pm, so there's still time to come down for a try!

The Dalwood vineyard Sparkling 2019 has been really popular today, with tasting notes of orchard fruits and apple crumble appealing to a lot of our customers. 🍷

If you're after some weekend cheese, you're still in luck! We're currently sampling Fourme d'Ambert, Rosary Goats Cheese, Tomme de Savoie, and Saint Nectaire. 🧀
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Thanks, Mike! Your Dalwood Sparkling 2019 goes fantastically with the Rosary Goat's. We'll make sure to bring some, when we're next down...

5 months ago

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Hello my son! X

So cute 😍

Adorable

Do you have any shoes and slippers which are unchewed??

So growing quickly 🤗

Trouble has started now!

Have they all got homes?

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5 months ago

PUPDATE
Soaked kibble on Wedgwood Saucers for breakfast
Lunch is Scrambled Eggs
#puppylife
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PUPDATE
Soaked kibble on Wedgwood Saucers for breakfast
Lunch is Scrambled Eggs
#puppylife

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On Wedgwood 😳 then Washed down with a bottle of sparkling hard life 😜

Posh paws 🐾😂

Your starting them off as you mean to Mike! Brilliant 🤗🤗

Put another plate out will you. On my way

Lucky pups 🐶🥰

How perfect!

Gorgeous

You do realise you are creating a problem for their future owners regarding the puppies’ future dining requirements!

Just to cute 🥰

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5 months ago

PUPDATE

They’ve found their voices this morning!!
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Elizabeth you’ll have to get up earlier so you can play with them before going college😂they are so sweet

They look beautiful ❤️

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What one is yours Ee-Leene Abbott ❤️❤️

5 months ago

PUPDATE

They’ve found their voices this morning !!
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What a lovely sound, and sight too.

They are gorgeous you can't beat puppy breath lol x

So cute 🥰 x

Look at the little man! 😍

So cute 😍

Stunning

Exactly😍

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5 months ago

Pupdate!

All is quiet in the box at the minute!
Eyes are starting to open… look out!
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Pupdate!

All is quiet in the box at the minute!
Eyes are starting to open… look out!

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Tris are coming

I think I may have to sit in that box with those pups for a little therapy next weekend 😉

Gorgeous pups are they all black and white or do you have some tricolours?

Ahh they do look very sweet🐶 I bet Elizabeth is enjoying them!

Why does Pinot have a terrified look 👀 😍

❤🐕❤

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6 months ago

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Pupdate!

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How cute they all are, and so pleased they are doing well! I can remember when Pinot was tiny herself and visited at Swadlincote and wee on my lawn. I’m sure you will have your hands full but knowing Pinot she will be a superstar.

Oh how cute, glad they are all doing well! We’re coming to Dalwood the end of March maybe we could catch up ( and see the pups) xx

2022 vintage - looks like a very good year 😍

So cute 💕

How are they all doing?

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6 months ago

NEWS!!
One of Dalwood Vineyards dogs … Pinot has had her puppies
5 girls and 1 boy

All doing well….
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NEWS!!
One of Dalwood Vineyards dogs … Pinot has had her puppies
5 girls and 1 boy

All doing well….

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Super cute…nothing better than a litter of gorgeous puppies 🐶

Gorgeous little pups xx

How lovely, Pinot is looking very protective☺️

Awww how gorgeous, she doesn’t looked thrilled, bless her xx 🐾 ♥️

Awwww congratulations Pinot xx

Well done Pinot!! Can’t wait to hear the names of new arrivals! 🥂🍷💕

Awww well done Pinot!!!

Congratulations well done proud mum x

Congrats Pinot x

Aww so cute, congratulations x x

Congratulation, all safe and sound.xxx

Aww 🥰 congratulations to Mum and proud grandpawrents 🐾

What a clever girl Pinot. Have you named them after wines??

Well done Pinot. 🥰🥰🥰

Well done Pinot!’

Lovely news.

💕 I just looked to see how meunier there were!!

Beautiful

Fantastic!!

Awe congratulations. Well done Pinot xxx

Congratulations, well done Pinot 🐶 🎉

Well done Pinot. X

Aw lovely x

Congratulations ❤️

Congratulations , well done 🥰🥰🥰🥰

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6 months ago

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7 months ago

HAPPY NEW YEAR
Dalwood Vineyard dog… Pinot showing off her Harmony look
Is she or isn’t she?
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HAPPY NEW YEAR
Dalwood Vineyard dog… Pinot showing off her Harmony look
Is she or isn’t she?

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She looks as if she is impaled by her favourite sticks!

8 months ago

THANK YOU
@project_food_charity raised £5500 on the wine tasting night
This will help vulnerable people get food and continue to help themselves to eat a better diet.
Pictures are all by @sarah.hall.photography
Wine donators were
@dalwoodvineyard @sugrue_south_downs @chateaubauduc @suffolkcellar @seriouslygoodwine @dnkrbywine @angieywine @bintwo_wine @huskywines @woodlandssidmouth donated the venue

Just thank you
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