Sunday, September 5, 2010

Week Two

The "wine thief" tool being used to fill glasses

David hosts a tasting of our '09 Chardonnay

The "Wine Vault", a cool cave where barrels of our '09 vintage are aging

Long Lake is placid after an early-morning canoe ride

Stephen in the trusty ancient flatbed, on the way to deliver some bird netting to the vines

Mounting a roll of bird netting, with a "sea" of morning fog in Wild Horse Valley below

Our new Italian tractor– red, of course

Laying a row of bird netting– again, the morning fog in the valley at upper left

A man walks on each side of the row to put the netting in place over the vines

Morning sun

The tractor is rigged with a 12-foot axle, allowing netting rolls to be lifted and unspooled

Crushing a sample of Pinot Noir grapes

The first glimpse of the 2010 Olivia Brion Pinot Noir

The 2010 vintage Chardonnay, which tested at 16.0 Brix, meaning harvest is still 5 weeks away

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