This year we have repeatedly spoken about different works in vineyards... this crop requires a lot of tasks so winegrowers need a large variety of machinery to work in vineyards. In the end, the vintage is about to finish and it is the time to pick up the efforts performed during the year.
In this occasion, you can see pictures about "Los Transis" family (from Quintanar del Rey - Cuenca). They are vintaging with their new Pellenc Optimum 750 L grapes harvester. This family has a vineyard of 300he. They use two grape harvesters to carry out the vintage. Pictures are sent by our friend Jesús Ángel which are from the grape delivery day. Jesús Ángel is sales manager in Buraglia Martínez dealer (in Motilla del Palancar Village - Cuenca).
Quintanar del Rey Village is located in "La Manchuela" region. This area is between La Mancha and Cuenca's mountains range so it covers villages of Cuenca, Albacete and Valencia provinces. Definitely, it is an area where there are a lot of vineyards and where year by year wine is better under the Manchuela Denominación de Origen (Designation of Origin). We have to highlight the "San Isidro" Farming Cooperative of Quintanar del Rey was founded in 1950 and nowadays it has over 850 partners. The varieties of grapes used to produce white wines, rosé wines and red are: Bobal, Tempranillo, Syrah, Cabernet, Merlot, Macabeo and Garnacha.
As Jesús Ángel told us, the new Pellenc Optimum 750 L grape harvested (Perkins Tier IV engine) has new long flexible picking arms and a new shaking system. It has the longest lower sealing on the market (2.5m to 2.86m) so grapevines are really dry (witout grape-juice) after the vintage even when the Optimum works in vineyards of large yields and at high working speed.
Versión en español.