Friday, October 04, 2013

A Syrah shower.

Vinoland's Syrah is harvested, yay!  Here it is going through the destemmer.  Harvest was quick and painless; fruit looked great and seemed extra juicy; breaking of harvest-bread afterwards with friends was fun and relaxing.  The Syrah came in at 26 °Brix and tastes just lovely. 
Vinoland had some new volunteers (or wineslaves) this year, we warmly welcomed the Lafayette Lushes who fitted right in with the St. Helena Sots and our one, ever reliable, Coombsville Carouser.  It was quite a large group of pickers.  That leaves just the Cabernet Sauvignon to be picked and Harvest 2013 will be at an end.


New Hampshire Wineman said...

Another Vintage in the tank!
Reminds me just how fast time carries us along:

Thud said...

You need the Huyton baddies.

Vinogirl said...

NHW: Yes, the passing of the seasons is very apparent when one has grapevines around.

Thud: That would just be you!