Saturday, September 13, 2008

First Pick, the Haut Tubee

We started at 7:30 this morning, harvesting the grapes around our house. We usually just get about 200lbs, and this year was no different. It's a great chance to try out all the equipment and procedures on a small scale. The grapes will go on to become the base for our Haut Tubee wine, of which we'll make 50-100 cases.

The first cut of the season. On a Mourvedre cluster. We're going to plant more Mourvedre next year, it does really well here.

The Hot Tub, and Syrah vines in the back yard.

Bins starting to fill up

Why do I hate bird netting? This is my hand after just 50 plants. Imagine removing acres of the stuff.

Next off to the Ottigurr Vineyard for 300lb's or so of Syrah and Zinfandel.

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