We are right in the middle of bottling our signature wine, the 2012 Estate Chardonnay. My daughter, Elizabeth, has an interest in photography and video, so she agreed to shoot a video. Check it out—it’s only 32 seconds long!
Harvest is just around the corner and we’re busily sampling pinot noir throughout our vineyards. Our best guess now is that we will start the first week of September. The vines in the East Rincon Vineyard, just outside my office, are historically the last we harvest in late September or early October. Vineyard Manager Travis Monk estimates that the pinot noir crop will be a little smaller than last year and chardonnay a bit larger. I look forward to keeping you posted on our progress.