Yesterday was our last day of red pressing! That essentially means the end of the 2016 Vintage here at the winery. We still have to rack and get the remaining reds into barrel, but we are officially done with grapes! It has all become wine. We couldn’t be happier with the 2016 vintage. All the grapes exceeded our expectations this year and we are extremely proud of the wines they are becoming (#becomingwine). It is always fun to carefully monitor and watch how all the wines develop. Each year is truly unique and each year presents different challenges. That is what I love about the job, no 2 days (or 2 wines) are ever the same. We strive to create a consistent product in some cases, but you can never truly replicate another vintage. With all their unique characteristics we love every wine equally:)
The last press cycle of the year!