I never tire of visiting vineyards, I have had so many explanations about the process I should really be able to produce my own vintage sometime soon!
This little vineyard near Essaouira produces quite a number of Moroccan wines from traditional grapes providing white, rosé, red and even a ‘grey’ wine. This unusual wine appeared to be a light coloured rosé but tasted quite good and refreshing ideal for a hot day on the beach. The reds were still my favourite however.
The vineyard is exceptionally pretty as along with the vines and olive trees there are a number of rose bushes. Whilst they are undeniably attractive and their delicious scent can be caught all over the winery, but they serve a more practical purpose. If there is any form of infestation or disease it is the roses that will be attacked first providing some warning to protect the more valuable grapes and olives.
I learned something new, all helping towards starting my own organic winery.
The olives and oil produced is only consumed locally and even the wine is not exported, it seems the Moroccans know to keep a good thing to themselves.
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