Long hours, grape stained clothes, a few challenges facing Eralto and all CA vintners in the next weeks and months ahead. But before all that begins, we have a lot of preparation to ensure harvest and the process runs the best possible.
How the fruit is handled, storage vessels, fruit thinning in the vineyard, bee netting. Its grooming, really. Estimating as well, what we believe we will yield from the vineyards and take into consideration where and how we will store and age wines. Plan our estimated schedule, crew and plan of attack. We become weather forecasters... the best we can.
on equipment, purchase of new equipment, testing, walking the vineyards consistently, monitoring progress, sampling fruit and sugar levels.
Read, set... harvest is here the second week in August.