Grape Picking 2017
Please park in top area of carpark except when loading up your wine.
Wear a glove to protect hand not holding secateurs from accidental cuts/wasps,etc. We provide secateurs and gloves.
Ensure sheet of newspaper in bottom of crate before filling with grapes.
Check with Liam before starting to pick a new row - it maybe a variety we do not want to pick yet! Look out for red and white hazard marking tape identifying rows NOT to be picked.
Tea break is approx 10am - 10.15am Lunch break is 1pm - 1.45pm.
Pick all grapes which are likely to have juice in - except bunches of small hard green berries or those with obvious fungal disease.
Fill crates so they are level-full but not heaped - so crates can be stacked on top of each other without crushing grapes.
After filling each crate place it under the vines so as to allow room for tractor/trailor to pass along alleyways to collect-up the full crates.
Hold crates by plastic hand opening, not metal stacking struts, as struts can pop out.
Please keep a record of your hours worked so you can cash them in for wine when finished for the day/week.
Please return secateurs and gloves at end of each day to Liam, or place in crate along with gloves.
Sometimes people need a lift in from Hastings - If you travel in from Hastings by car, can you offer a lift?
Interested in learning to prune vines? Please let Roy know and contact us in the New Year.
We are hoping to arrange a meal with wine for all pickers at the end of the picking here in the shop! All welcome.
Many thanks for your help.