Well Harvest 2012 is basically behind us now. A lot of long days, some made even longer as both Amy and I work outside of the winery. Many nights of coming home from work and then spending until midnight working with the grapes, hopefully catching a quick dinner somewhere in there. All in all we processed 13,400 lbs of grapes which will produce a little over 1,000 gallons of wine.
The grapes all came in on either a Saturday or Sunday, starting with our own Brianna on August 4th and ending with 3 plus tons of Chambourcin coming in from one of our growers (Cambrian Ridge near Auburn) on September 8th. With this being the first fall we are open it presented quite a challenge to make sure we could cover the harvest, processing when the grapes came in, and staffing the tasting room. The first few weeks of August were some of our busiest in the tasting room. Amy valiantly staffed the tasting room while Richard handled the arrival of the grapes in the cellar. We never could have done this without the help of many volunteers who assisted us along the way. Doing it all for the fun of the harvest, a good lunch, and a harvest crew t-shirt! Thank you to All!