Yesterdays post was about Featherstone Vineyard and their innovative and ecological method of culling the grapes leaves from the vines. Another innovation measure (actually, really more of a step back in time) they have introduces is falconing in order to control the vermine population. Between running vineyard, doing all of the marketing, and cooking for the porch side lunches on offer at the vineyard - Louise Engel is a falconer and has two hawks she uses on the property. This one is named Amadeus. This is the cheeseplate on offer at Featherstone for lunch, featuring locally produced cheeses. Dining alfresco at Featherstone, Louise makes sure you stay warm - she offers wraps to keep the chill away. Click here to sign up for Christine's Food for Friendse-newsletter!