The six o'clock air on August 17th marked the first grape pick of the 2015 season. The air was balmy, thanks to a late summer heat wave, with the warming morning sun lighting our way around rows of perfectly ripened Carneros fruit.
Keeping in line with our heartcrafted philosophy, our vineyards are harvested carefully, with true attention to quality. While walking among the vines, we carry three basic tools to hand-harvest our crop: Sharp pruning shears, a small carrying basket and protective gloves. This practice makes sure that no damaged fruit gets collected; it also allows us to reach our vineyards' steep hillsides (where some of the juiciest fruit lives!)
Setting our alarm clocks to the crack of dawn is so worth it. No matter the hard work, our winemaking passion never goes out of season.
View our latest Harvest Photos on Instagram here.