Doctor's Vineyard Crush
Wow - what a day! After fog closed down SFO we re-routed to Oakland airport (thanks, Southwest!) and arrived just in time to sort and destem our 2008 pinot noir from Doctor's Vineyard in the Santa Lucia Highlands.
The entire process took about two hours, and we managed to sort 3/4ths of a ton of grapes (not bad for a desk jockey and a professional nose-wiper). As I type this, my fingers are still stained purple, and I'm pretty sure that I smell vaguely of fermenting fruit. But, it was all worth it for a great day at the winery.
Our adventures are captured in the video below. If you can't see the video, please click here and scroll down to the video.
We expect our second set of grapes from Annahala Vineyard in Anderson Valley to come in to the winery in 2-3 weeks. Hopefully the video of Tuesday's adventure will inspire some of you to come out and join us. Brigade members are always welcome. It's a lot of fun!