Sunday, October 05, 2008


Last night was our last at Seascape. We grilled some steaks and spent some time in the hot tub. We got a chance to walk on the wharf in Santa Cruz also. The rain stopped about 1PM.

Stef in the hotel room.

This morning we were back at it. Picking the last of the Pinot Noir for Hobo Wines, and 1 1/2 tons of Chardonnay. We started just about 7:15 and wrapped up about 11:30

The vines made it through the rain just fine. We found a little active botrytis, on about a dozen clusters and cut those out.

There was actually a pretty good amount on the first 12 rows relative to the rest of the vineyard. We were really starting to wear down today, even with the day off yesterday. This was day 6 of the last 8 we've picked grapes, and been up before dawn.

When we got home, we turned on the 49'ers game and quickly crashed. I napped for 2 solid hours. Stef cleaned up a little and then fell asleep about 45 minutes after I did. She was still asleep on the couch when I started uploading these pictures.

We have a picking break now for at least a few days. Just some winery work to do, punch downs and lab work. I'll go back to the day job tomorrow. I'll have to get all the end of Q3 paper work done. I'm sure we'll be in bed early tonight, and we'll sleep well.

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