Pinot Gris Harvest: Pressing Grapes!

Crew members hand sort & weigh Pinot Gris grapes brought in from the vineyard before loading them into the crusher, which not only removes the stems from the bunches but breaks open the skins so the juice can be more easily released.

The crushed grapes are then emptied into our Rack & Cloth style press where Kevin presses them for juice, separating them from their skins, and then funneled into a stainless steel tank to begin the fermentation process.

Autumn’s in the Air

Fall is finally here! The grapes have all been picked and the sticky sweet smells of freshly pressed fruit are filling the winery!

Hallowine is right around the corner- and while we’re not sure if we’re quite ready for it, we’re certainly excited!! Tickets can be ordered online NOW!

And while we’re working around the clock turning our grapes into wine, we’re already thinking about our next harvest……… Pumpkins!

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