Harvest time is a busy-busy-busy time… Sometimes super-stressed! But certainly always super-busy and super-sticky! (The super-sticky part came from Daniela Shelton, who was helping for a few days during the harvest)
Have you ever noticed, there’s always a dog…. Every vineyard has a dog, sleeping somewhere in a corner, wagging a tail or… checking on the quality. This one belongs to our vineyard manager, Peter, and his name is Truffles.
Dani and Riana tweeting during a break!
Dani helping to make sure only the best ends up in the bottle.
Chardonnay fermenting in the stainless steel tank. Mmmmm, smells good!
It’s good to see the grapes coming into the cellar and turning into wine, then… later, much later, getting bottled.
The mobile bottling unit turns up to bottle our 2011 Chardonnay after it has spent 12 months in oak barrels.
Bottles being filled.
Caps on, ready to rest!
Riana’s baby! But she’s always keeping a watching eye on production.
After the super-sticky start, we now have super-clean bottles filled with super-delicious Chardonnay!
For all of you who haven’t experienced a harvest yet, you don’t know what you are missing! It is also super-exciting!