2009 Harvest is About to Begin

Once we got past the brief heat spell in July we have been fortunate to have spectacular growing weather for the rest of this season. With the weather cooling off last week, and the drying breezes coming in off the Pacific, we are leaving our crop on the vine until the second week of October to insure that we are getting fully mature fruit with the complex flavors and deep color that have become indicative of our wines. We expect to begin picking the Pinot Noir at the end of next week and continue on into the following week. The Syrah will stay out there until close to the end of the month, depending on how the weather patterns play out the latter half of October.