These contented sheep were spotted at the side of the narrow and dusty B32E2 in the Languedoc. The vines belong to Mas de Dumas Gassac. I didn’t think to ask the name of the shephard.
Sunday Wine Shot: Sheep Between the Vines
MAS DE DAUMAS GASSAC
Haute Vallée du Gassac
Not everyone is a fan of sheep between the vines. An article on ukwines.co.uk quotes my local vineyard owner as being less than optimistic “Everyone I’ve talked to says looking after sheep is a hassle. They spend all their time finding new and imaginative ways to kill themselves. Not easy care like pigs who need nothing more than an electric fence and never get ill. However pigs are not recommended for a vineyard unless you’re grubbing up – in which case they are excellent! They’re also excellent at digging out brambles – they love the roots.”
The best headline for sheep between the vines related articles? Ewe Must be Joking!