No Additives, No Clothes: Harvesting Grapes by the Light of the Full Moon

Mike Hayes is taking his Churchill Fellowship grape harvesting history very seriously. Hayes learned “the ancients” believed that, like the tides, the moon’s gravity pulls “energy from the grapes and goodness from the soil.”

Adam Armstrong Source: The Sunday Mail
© Adam Armstrong Source: The Sunday Mail

Our Mister Hayes might just be on to something. Symphony Hill, his vineyard, was upgraded just this year to a five-star winery and he has earned a number of gold medals for his grapes.

Hayes will start harvesting next year with a Gewurztraminer in March and a Nebbiolo in April. Those looking to try the goodness and energy filled varietal should opt for the latter as it will be harvested under the full moon in all of Mr Hayes’ unclad glory.

Read more in the full article here.

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Melissa Hennessey (@BlueMorphoBlog) is your standard Midwestern-would-be-vagabond with a penchant for all the little things that make travel even more excellent. Melissa has a day job she actually likes, and fills the rest of her day with writing, hot yoga and photo making. She travels as often as she can, usually with her fiancé. Unfortunately, their 3 cats don't care much for travel due to the lack of cat-centric hostel search website.

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