Monday, October 10, 2016

2016 Harvest!

2016 end of summer brought us bottling the 2015 wines, quickly followed by getting into the vineyard to sample the grapes that came in just a week later for a very early 2016 harvest! 

the very first grapes of 2016!

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the old meets new in grapes delivery vehicles


Jeff is the master of the basket press 


brian checkin' the fermet
The 2016 vintage came fast but we had an amazing crew this year and I think we made some pretty great wines!  

there were a few long days ... but we ate well and also got 'rewarded' by the media this fall as well with a nice spectator score of 93 for our '14 sunnyside, a New York times review of the willamette valley and a stunning 12 page article in the October edition of Sunset!!! the affirmation of our work is awesome and we are once again grateful!!


We also got some great harvest from the farm ... the big table farm cider project continues and the horses helped out with that!! and the garden just gave and gave and filled our table with some pretty stunning harvest meals! Thank you brian

just some of the 240#'s of taters brian pulled in : )   


even the pigs ate well ... 


and Tim came out and cooked our harvest meal! it was an amazing celebration as always!

and now we all sleep !!    

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