Saturday, September 27, 2008

The Day'Ahead

We leave in 15 minutes to start the day. This morning was actually pretty leisurely. I was up at 6:20 and made coffee and brought in the paper. We've worked through the pot and the paper and Stef is getting ready to go now.

Our first stop will be at the Crimson Clover vineyard to drop off bags and boxes to store the bird netting. Jerry has been working there since 7AM. Next we will drive to Chaine d'Or, about 50 miles and load up the two pick up trucks. We're going to try and get everything in one load. Five 1/2 ton bins, and about 60 30lb picking bins. We'll bring those down to Crimson Clover.

Next we'll pick a few hundred pounds of Zinfandel down the street from the Crimson Clover vineyard that will go into the Haut Tubee blend. Than means getting it back to Chaine d'Or for processing. At some point around 3 PM we need to get back to San Jose to pick up a third rental truck for tomorrow.

If all goes well, we should be done by 5PM tonight, although a set back or two could push us back to 8PM.

So much of winemaking is logistics. Getting the right equipment, to the right place, at the right time.

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