A Year In An English Vineyard

Andrew Jefford begins a five-part seasonal portrait of one of England's leading vineyards.Peter Hall and his merry band of volunteers pick up the last harvest of the millennium and look at what the coming year might bring.

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01The 99 Harvest20010212

Andrew Jefford begins a five-part seasonal portrait of one of England's leading vineyards.Peter Hall and his merry band of volunteers pick up the last harvest of the millennium and look at what the coming year might bring.

02Winter Pruning20010213

It is deep winter. Peter Hall is weeks behind in tending to his 10,000 vines, and the wine pressed from the last harvest desperately needs attention.

03The Rites Of Spring20010214

Peter Hall is pruning, repairing his posts and trellises and battling with a plague of rabbits, during one of the wettest Aprils on record.

04Summer Bottling20010215

Jefford returns to Breaky Bottom to see how well the flowering of the vines has gone and whether Peter Hall has found the money to bottle last year's sparkling wine.

05 LASTHarvests And Floods20010216

In this final programme, he finds Peter Hall struggling with the disastrous consequences of the autumn rains and changed farming practices on the land around him.