Wednesday, November 21, 2012
It's harvest time. A beautiful morning in Tucalota Vineyard. There were about 15 of us in all throughout the day, from near and far. The Cinsault was ready for picking, with brix readings at around 22. Together, we picked an entire row of Cinsault -- equaling nearly a half ton, or 939 lbs., to be exact. We then moved on to the row of Salvador, a smaller, darker grape – adding color to the mix. Grapes are loaded into the white bins – each of which holds around 45 lbs. – and then transported, thanks to the 'Gator, to the winery for crushing.