4th January 2012 Bodega tour

Today we went on an excursion organised by the campsite to the only working Bodega in the area, called Bodegas Serrano.  It is in the town of Pozo Estrecho near San Javier, along the coast of the Mar Menor and is run by the third generation of a family who have invested years of their lives researching and applying new techniques to their vineyard.

Since the 1990s they have overhauled their vineyards and their cellars, ultimately being rewarded with their first wine being marketed.  They are absolutely passionate about what they do and they had to prove themselves to their peers in the area, as what they were doing originally went against all preconceived ideas of wine making in the area.

We had a brilliant day, as they let us sample their range of wines (we came away with six bottles) along with homemade tapas and cookies to die for!  We did have some wonderful pictures (along with New Years Eve ones..) but there seems to have been a bit of a meltdown with my camera man, who seems to have deleted a few days worth of fantastic shots.

When we recover the wine from the trailer (when we get back to the UK) we’ll dig out the website address for the Bodega and put it on the blog, as it is well worth a visit.

About Dean

Angela and I decided that there was more to life than working hard to keep up the payments on the mortgage, to pay the gas, electric, phone bills etc. etc. SO............ In 2008 we sold our house, I initially took a year off (Unpaid) and Angela handed in her notice! We bought a motorhome and set off for a year of travelling! This was the best thing we had done in our lives (Apart from getting married) and we have no regrets. During the year I managed to secure a redundancy package which felt very strange. Almost sad as I had worked for the same company for 19 years (BT). It was always our plan to have a whole year off before thinking about the 'W' word. We began applying to the Camping and Caravanning Club (CCC) for the position of Holiday site assistants in August 2009. After the interview, work experience and induction we were finally given a contract at the CCC site in Inverewe (Scotland). Our plan is to work through the summer in the UK then head to Europe to overwinter before coming back to work the following summer season. Hopefully these few words and our blog will inspire others to get off the hamsters wheel and see that there is more to live than having a house and material things. A cliche I know but this is not a rehearsal, life is too short!!! Since our first contract in Scotland we have worked a winter contract in Oxford (never again!) not Oxford but a winter contract. Hereford for two years, living in a yurt for one! And Cornwall. In between our working we have also travelled a bit. Hopefully this website will give you an insight into our alternative lifestyle. Get out there and live the dream!
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