2018 Harvest Schedule
Want to be sure you don't miss out on the action this harvest? We will be posting pick dates* and harvest activities here so you can be sure you don't miss a beat.
October 19th: Estate Petite Sirah
This pick will bring in our 4 rows of Petite Sirah from our Estate, which is the last of the fruit for dry wine. The crusher-destemmer will be running in the morning knocking all the berries off the stems before they are crushed and ready to be hand shoveled into open top fermentation bins. We will also barrel down our Chardonnay from yesterday's press and have multiple lots of reds actively fermenting in open top bins allowing you to not only see but also smell harvest.
October 22nd: Estate Syrah for Port (tentative*)
This will be our last pick of the 2018 harvest! We are expecting about 3 tons of Syrah for our Port, the fruit will be picked early in the morning, destemmed and crushed before it is hand shoveled into open top bins. These grapes are picked at slightly higher sugar levels and taste like candy, don't miss your chance to sample some of the sweetest fruit of the year. We also have multiple lots of reds actively fermenting in open top bins allowing you to not only see but also smell harvest. You may even catch Chris doing a punch down!
*The date for this pick is very dependent on the forecasted rain next week, if there are any changes we will update this page
Daily Crush Pad Tours: Experience harvest from the front row
Catch the excitement of harvest up close with our daily crush pad tours. Watch as grapes are being sorted and crushed, see and smell fermentation which is active right now, and get all your production questions answered! Following the tour we invite you to join us in the cellar for a tasting of our current releases. Tours offered daily at 10:30 September & October, no reservation required.
*Picking decisions are made on short notice and sometimes change last minute, this schedule is subject to change. We will do our best to keep this schedule as accurate as possible. Please call us at (707) 935-7221 with any questions.