Harvest 2009 Complete

We're finally finished with this vintage's harvest. As I said before, everything looks great. The last fruit to be brought in was the Semillon, which the family got together and crushed ourselves after night-picking the evening before (thank goodness with some help). Photos are below. And we're all uttering a collective sigh of relief.

Below: Inspecting Semillon fruit after bringing it into the winery that night
Above: Compacting the press load with VERY sanitized rubber boots

Below: Cleaning out the press after one load

Below: Pressure washing is a very large part of winemaking


That looks like a lot of work, but I bet it also a lot of fun!

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