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From Fonseca's Port @ Facebook page! :)

You would be forgiven for thinking that this photo was taken a long time ago, but in fact it was taken just last week!

Here we can see Mr. Joaquim cutting the grass which grows between the rows of vines at our Santo António vineyard. The grass protects against erosion, but Mr. Joaquim needs to cut it back at this time of year so that it doesn’t compete with the growth of the vines and the traditional method of a horse-drawn cutter is still the best way of doing it.

Since the conversion of Santo António to organic viticulture in 2007, the vineyard is a showcase for the sustainable viticulture model developed by technical director David Guimaraens and head of viticulture António Magalhães.