An Evening Stroll Through The Vineyard

Tonight we took a walk through to see how our efforts to shoot and leaf thin on Monday paid off 5 days later. Things are looking pretty good. No sign of pests – clusters are looking healthy and medium vigor on most of our vines.

Pinot Noir July 8, 2021
Chardonnay
This is our “decoration” Pinot Noir vine!

Our First Bottling of our Estate Grown Wine

Yesterday we bottled 14 bottles of our very own estate grown Chardonnay planted in 2017. Harvested in 2019 it was just a partial crop. We had lost some of it to powdery mildew.

After harvest, crush, initial So2, fermentation, adding oak chips, MLF and several rackings and some unattended time in the cellar while we spent our winter in Arizona .. we somehow managed to eek out some pretty decent Chardonnay. At least we think so.

Yes I put the wrong color shrink wrap foil on top