Journal | September 7, 2017
We had a good crush day yesterday. Very pleased with the juice quality, especially Avenius Sauvignon Blanc and Chardonnay. It rained off and on all day, which is always a bit depressing for winegrowers, but the business of crush helped keep our minds off of the weather.
Today and for the next four or five days look like fabulous weather. This helps a lot as we will be in full harvest and crush mode through Monday. We need to bring in any grapes that are in the window of ripeness as the remnants of Irma will probably bring us copious amounts of rain starting on Monday or Tuesday. Our goal is to have all the Chardonnay, Sauvignon Blanc and Riesling “in the barn” before Irma. We will pick today and Friday morning, crush Friday afternoon, pick on Saturday and Sunday, then crush again on Monday. Then we will sleep.