Saturday, September 14, 2013

Sept. 14, 2013

2013 HARVEST update

Aug. 30th we picked the Ruxton Vineyard Pinot, always the very 1st vineyard for us picked. We got 10 tons of Pinot and our average is just over 5 tons. So, this is looking like a high yielding vintage.

TNT Vineyard was picked Thursday Sept. 12th. This is about 10 days to 2 weeks earlier than normal. The fruit was pristine as Tom'n Tanya are meticulous farmers. 8 tons came in.

Horseshoe Bend Pinot, Weeks Vineyard Chardonnay & our new Pinot Vineyard in Freestone, Bohemian Vineyard are all being looked at this weekend by Mat.

The Alegria Cabernet Franc Vineyard was at 20 brix earlier this week.

Our temperatures have drastically dropped since last weekends highs in the 90's.Mornings are foggy and cool at 55 degrees. This will help draw out harvest as a week ago with the high temperatures it was looking like a possible picking frenzie.

As per every harvest, long hours of work and little time for anything else. We look forward to having some great wines and enjoying Thanksgiving in Nov. when we have time to enjoy good food wine with friends and family.