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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