Harvest 2016 is Here!
After months of abundant sunshine and diligent work in the vineyard, our team has finished bringing in our Schrader Cabernet Sauvignon grapes and delivered them to the winery. Keeping a close watch all summer long, Winemaker Thomas Brown ensured that all our grapes were brought in before early autumn rains fell in the valley. Thomas determined the grapes were ready to be picked in early October when the fruit had acheived optimal ripeness and maturity.
During harvest, as soon as Thomas gives the approval for picking, the vineyard crews don their headlights head out to the vineyard around 2AM to start harvesting the grapes when they are at their perfect balance before the break of dawn. At the winery, our winemaking team hand sorts the grapes to ensure that only the finest quality fruit continues forward for fermentation.
We are excited to share that early reports from the winery are fabulous and that Harvest 2016 is off to a tremendous start. We look forward to bringing you more news as the wines develop through the fermentation process. Cheers!