After last year’s non-existent harvest I am thrilled because it is looking really promising for a bumper raccolta this year at Bellaugello Gay Guest House.
The hot summer sun we luxuriated under will bring about an early olive harvest. Last night were all invited over to the other side of the valley to celebrate a birthday, eating as ever, so very well, delicious homemade tira-mi-su, not that we needed lifting up, the evening was as ever in this delightful farmhouse so convivial. I maybe digress, but not really as at one point the conversation moved onto this year’s raccolta and as we pick and mill our olives together and as the olives are turning black and ripening fast we have agreed on an early start. The earlier the pick, the less the weight but the better the oil. The Bellaugello trees are looking rather good, it will be so nice to once again have our own biological cold pressed olive oil to be able to sell to guests.