The full ‘Harvest’ Moon on October 3rd was beautiful! We sat outside and watched it rise.
On October 6th, we picked the Dead Fred Cabernet down in Coombsville. We have 4.7 tons of Dead Fred resting in tank. It’s great this year!
This is a picture of Mia and Chris Benz, the production manager at Laird, pulling leaves and other things from the grapes as they go up the belt to the hopper. I joined in as well. Chris found a frozen little frog, that I warmed up in my hands before he hopped off into the gardens. Most of the time you are pulling out green leaves, but there is an occasional big rock. We also found a picking knife!
Mia took this video of Crushing Dead Fred, so you get an idea of the process.
Tomorrow, October 7th, Mia will be picking the Bressler Petite Verdot and their Cabernet Sauvignon. – Skippy