Running a vineyard/winery has a lot of rewards, crazy times, times of stress, and times of exhaustion! October is one of those times, before harvest, wish for hot days, high brix, no rain. At harvest, quick get the grapes in, storm is coming. Oh my, look how many grapes the birds ate. Destem, crush, yeast out, yeast in, ferment, press, get the juice in barrels or stainless. Ahhhh, relax and wait to do it again next year.
Ed and I have started our "second life" here at our Farm, DeMello Vineyards. Follow our progress in the vineyard, in our tasting room, Third Hill Winery, with all of our successes, and yes, some failures. We'll also suggest pairings and receipes.