Harvest Time in the Dry Creek Valley

This is by far my favorite time of year in wine country.  Vineyards and wineries are abuzz with activity (seemingly around the clock) as a new vintage comes to fruition.  The other morning at sunrise, myself and Nova Perrill, our Assistant Winemaker, took a ride out to Lewis Vineyard about 3 miles north of Dry Creek Vineyard.  Lewis Vineyard is a 75 year-old Old Vine vineyard nestled in the Eastern hillside of the Dry Creek Valley.  As I filmed and walked the vineyard, I was struck - not only by the natural beauty and surroundings - but also by how hard the vineyard crew worked.  Literally running through the vineyard picking grapes, these incredible harvest workers have my full respect and admiration.  I think I'd be able to keep that pace for 10 minutes before falling flat on my face!

Please enjoy this video montage we put together and join us in a toast to Harvest 2010.  Another new vintage is here!


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CHUCK JOHNSON Author Profile Page said:
October 15, 2010 2:34 PM

Great video Kim. Harvest is a special time in wine country. I hope your grapes have not been affected in a negative way like some of the other wineries in wine country pursuant to the long growing season. I just learned from another winery that one of their vineyards was destroyed due to the lack of heat throughout the summer, combined with the sudden burst of heat we recently had, which dried up the grapes & turned them into raisins.


Kim (aka Wilma) Author Profile Page said:
November 10, 2010 11:51 PM

Chuck-Be sure to read my next blog post as I cover this very subject. (We actually fared pretty darn well.)

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