On the move!

Harvest is almost here and that means work is gearing up for the busiest time of our year! On top of normal harvest craziness we're currently moving our entire production facility to the new winery! The place is a mad house to say the least.

While everyone is really excited about the new winery it is a bit sad to watch things slowly move out of the building and get loaded up onto trucks. The historic winery will feel a bit empty I think, I'm not sure how I feel about that, and I suspect when I come home from vacation week after next to find a completely empty space I will feel a bit lost. If you've ever read any of my other harvest blogs you know that the winery comes alive this time of year, and while I'll still get to see and be a part of some of it, it won't be a constant as it has been in years past.

I've taken some pictures in the last few days, trying to document as much as I can. They really don't do any justice to the mass force and brute strength it takes to pull some of this off. Plus a lot of it's very delicate work. I can't say enough about our crew, they amaze me day after day. I can see the stress and fatigue starting to show on their faces but they keep a good attitude no matter what.

The winery tank room last week

The tank room today

Moving a tank, two forklifts and a pallet jack at a time!

Tanks in motion

Crush pad being used for barrel storage, and the grapes that will eventually see the inside of a barrel.

Grapes are getting ripe, tanks and barrels are moving, harvest interns are arriving. It's time to make some wine people! We start picking next week and I'll keep you updated when I get home from Mexico.

Oh did I mention that I'm going to Mexico? Yeah I am, on Sunday, for a week. I will have a drink for all of you :)

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