Don, Lee and I turned 5 tons of grapes into proto-wine today with our first major pressing, and that's just half. More on Friday.
Fermentation is going rapidly, you can hear
Well, with the help of 30 active pickers and movers we harvested over 10 tons of grapes today. That's more than last year's harvest of 8.25 tons. Thinning this year was less than last year due to the quality of the fruit and more clusters were hidden by the growth which is why we're really surprised by the amount. Some of the middle sections were sparse, probably due to the heat wave in June when we weren't watering.