Usually at this time of year we'd be busy with a lot of blogs going up. We had a bottling run last Sunday, bird netting is going on in the vineyards, we have a trip with some public events coming up, and a release going out.
Two Saturdays ago we lost a family member after a short and very serious illness. Stefania and I have been grateful for all the support we've gotten. It's reaffirmed our belief that making wine and making friends is the right path for us to be on. That has kept us away from blog updates as we've focused on family and taking care of the day to day business.
We still did need to complete a bottling run on Sunday. We bottled our 2008 Cabernet Sauvignons. I feel that these are the best wines we've ever made. Each one was unique and excellent. I'm sure we'll have more on them in the months ahead.
We worked with a larger than normal volunteer crew as our friends; Kathy, Millie, Noelle, Holly, Amber and Rachel helped out. (Yep all girl volunteer crew!). Our regular helper Jerry was there as well and Stefania and I. Below we're getting ready to start. Millie is on the left, Matt from the bottling company is prepping the truck and Jerry is waiting to get started.
Stefania has become the master of bottling logistics. Just 11 extra cases!
I was much better with the forklift and got everything loaded up pretty easy.
We'll be back with more updates and thank you again to everyone who has given their support over the past few weeks.