Harvest Update #1

September 12, 2012 § Leave a comment

We’ve been picking fruit now for 11 days, so it seems an update is in order.

All of the first blocks of our harvest have been small by our standards – fruit coming in anywhere below 3 tons.  This has been a great way to start the harvest.  Small, interesting, sometimes unexpected lots of fruit to allow us to get used to things before the big boys come in.  We couldn’t ask for better weather in the past 10 days.  Everything in the vineyard is healthy and strong, and we’ve had the pleasure of being allowed to wait things out and see how far we can push ripeness.  Especially exciting at the moment are some wonderful fermentations of Petit Manseng and Viognier.

Here’s the lot update:

Lot 4 – Petit Manseng, South River Vineyard, Greene County, Va

Lot 5 – Tannat, Eagle Tree Vineyard, Waterford, Va

Lot 6 – Petit Manseng, Sunset Hills Vineyard #3, Purcellville, Va

Lot 7 – Viognier, Sunset Hills Vineyard #1, Purcellville, Va

Lot 8 – Viognier, Sunset Hills Vineyard #3, Purcellville, Va

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