Harvest 2019 – A Beautiful Harvest Day
We harvested on Halloween. It’s Gerry’s favorite day because he gets to drive his tractor for 4 hours non-stop and our vineyard manager makes him feel useful.
Barb is screaming “Do not look at the camera. Keep your eyes on that end post!” The crew member next to Gerry is mumbling under his breath “Can’t this guy just observe his harvest like every other vineyard owner?”
Relax everybody. I got this.
The harvest crew slices each stem with a knife and drops the cluster into a plastic bin.
The harvest crew values Gerry. He drives the bin between crew members harvesting on both sides of the tractor. As they fill their bins they slide them to the tractor. The guys working closest to the tractor dump them and slide them back. This process makes it much easier and faster for the crew because they don’t have to walk their heavy picking bins out of the vineyard to dump them.
A full macro bin on the back of the tractor weighs about 850 pounds.
Our work is complete. We are very thankful for a bountiful harvest.
In the last update, we showed the bird netting we draped over the vines to keep the quail from eating the grapes. They are persistent and clever critters. We’re happy to share. Notice how the cluster is picked neatly and completely. The quail pluck the grapes from the cluster and eat them one at a time. Maybe they can teach us something about eating slowly and savoring each bite.
The price for the 3-bottle package is $120, plus shipping and sales tax, if applicable.
We have a few of the 2015, 2016, 2017 Zinfandel vertical packages remaining. Thank you for your enthusiastic response. If you’re interested, click the link at the bottom of the page to order the package. We’ll email you an invoice with a link to PayPal. You simply enter your PayPal account number or credit card info to pay.
Our 2017 Cabernet Franc and 2015 Cabernet Sauvignon
Normally we release all 3 of our wines in the fall, but our other 2 wines need to age more. We plan to release them in the spring.
Barb and Gerry Sieck