Harvest at an English vineyard

The late spring and warm summer of 2013 has led to a late English wine harvest. A week into November, grapes are still being picked from some vines - as growers wait for fruit sugar levels to rise.

But as Bruce Tindale from High Clandon Vineyard in the Surrey hills explains, when to harvest is a gamble - with crops under threat of damage from bad autumnal weather, and of being eaten by hungry birds or deer.

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All images subject to copyright. Photography and slideshow production by Ralph Hodgson. Publication date 8 November 2013.

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