PHOTOS: Harvest time at Windsor Great Park Vineyard

Tony and team are frantically harvesting grapes under the auspices of the greatest château of them all – Windsor Castle. Helped out by a few energetic local customers plus Peter Richards MW from BBC Saturday Kitchen.

The Chardonnay, Pinot Noir and Pinot Meunier are looking fabulous … the winemakers are confident it’ll be another vintage wine to celebrate!

If you fancy the delicious but rather rare 2014 on your Christmas table, it comes gift-packed as part of the Thames Trilogy. Click here to see more.

Vineyard chief Anne with a device for measuring ripeness. Shades of Terminator?

First up, a lesson on what to pick (left) … and what to terminate (right). Standards are sky high.

Peter Richards MW from BBC Saturday Kitchen lends a helpful hand.

One for the bucket list … working a vintage at Windsor Great Park Vineyard.

Tony Laithwaite (right) has now worked 50+ vintages, starting in Bordeaux in 1965!

Look at that healthy Chardonnay fruit. It’s going to be another great year!

Karl, our English sparkling buyer, knows his wines from the ground up.

The current 2014 vintage is delicious drinking and comes gift-packed as part of the Thames Trilogy. Click here to see more. To read more about the harvest, here’s local blogger VineSight.