Sunday, October 9, 2011

Let's pick!

Harvest 2011 began in Vinoland today. The Pinot gris must (a respectable 23.2 Brix) is now tucked up in the winery for the night. It is most likely resting and readying itself for an initial racking tomorrow that will separate the juice from the solids. We also brought in a tiny amount of Orange muscat. This is just fun stuff...the Cabernet franc is due to arrive on Thursday...yay!
It was a beautiful day to begin harvesting. With the temperature hovering around the 72 F mark lunch on the deck, after a busy morning, of a modified Caprese salad and garlic bread was just what the Vinomaker ordered. To drink? Wine? Nah, beer!

8 comments:

Do Bianchi said...

buona vendemmia! :)

Thud said...

Good picking, good luck.

Thomas said...

You got yesterday's harvest wish...

Affer said...

Never mind the picking - what a lovely-looking salad. When all the brand advertising drives us towards sauce-with-everything, it's easy to forget simple, tasty salads! Hope you had a good beer with it - not some American Fizz that Bro Thud would have despised....

Vinogirl said...

Thud: Thanks. Wish you were here.

Thomas: It was a bit late for the whites...hopefully the reds will be on time-ish!

Affer: Can't beat home grown tomatoes. The beer? This is a Miller Lite free-zone, so a Samuel Adams Boston Lager. Need to get out and buy some seasonal pumpkin ales.

monkey said...

Them Toms look great. happy harvest.

Vinogirl said...

Monkey, they taste even better!

NHwineman said...

Vinogirl, you have made this look delicious!