I am enjoying following your exploits but am intensely interested in your vineyard project. I have Plansel on my agenda now when I visit in April. Per Richard's comment, I would wait a year and do the necessary research to match the right varieties to the right sites and map out your vineyard to reduce future problems. Re-planting will be time consuming and expensive. Best to your in all your amazing endeavors!

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Thank you very much for writing about Jorge and Plansel. I went there with an Austrian group back in the 90’s and Jorge was a great source of entertainment. He has done so much for Portuguese winemaking and very few people know about his efforts. We went to visit him a couple of years ago but he was taking a nap.

Good luck with your vineyard. Plant now or wait a year!

Richard Hewitt

A Cottage in Portugal

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