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1st Fall Harvest in the Vineyard Sunday
October 2 @ 9:30 am - 2:00 pm
Fall Harvest in the vineyard is here! Come on out to the vineyard and experience a true wine grape harvest. Show up for an hour, or the entire afternoon. Picking shears & gloves will be on a table where we can meet in the driveway along with donuts & hot water for various drinks. You provide layered clothing, old comfy shoes, hats & your helping hands:) Remember the grape shears are very sharp so mind your fingers while snipping off grape clusters. Been there and made slight finger cuts!
Here’s how it works. Snip the cluster with your dominate hand, catch it with your other hand. Check for wasp/hornet or bird damage, snip off any damaged grapes letting them drop to the ground. If you see mold on any grape cluster do not pick. Do not pick if you see extensive wasp or bird damage that you can’t clip away. Place the good cluster into the yellow grape bins or picking pails. When the yellow bins or picking pails are nearly full carry them to the nearest large white containers at the end of the rows. Take your bin or pail back to where you left off… repeat and repeat.
We appreciate all hands on deck as the vines are full of ripening Chardonnay & Roussanne berries Gloves, pruners, snacks & beverages provided:) Thanks in advance, can’t wait to see you all in the vineyard…remember…you heard it through the grapevine;)