ROUND 2: FIRST PICKS OF SYRAH AND SANGIOVESE


Wednesday morning, another ‘fruit’ day according to the Biodynamic calendar, we picked about 30% of the Syrah and this morning (the 21st) we picked 70% of the Sangiovese. My brother, Christian, and his best friend, Pat, came up to pick grapes for their personal stash of wine they’re making and they stayed on to help us pick the Syrah and Sangiovese. Not all of the clusters were fully ripe so it was first pick on both varietals.
Harley, our 16 year old neighbor, lent a hand in the vineyard and foot-crushing. And even Bede wanted to get in on the action! He preferred the picking bin full of water to the bin with grapes–it takes some tough feet to crush those grapes and tolerate the stems. Of course, we had the #1 picker also, Dennis Ball. Next Wednesday is another fruit day, we’ll see what that brings us!