Harvest is Upon Us

Harvest is upon us

This is my favorite time of year.  Sure, there’s the craziness of kids going back to school and gearing up for the holidays, but one quick drive through the vineyards and everything seems to just calm down.  I love that the grapes are so ripe you can actually smell them; your own little preview into the wines that they are going to become.

Of course for the winemakers there is no relaxing while strolling the vines.  They’re hard at work harvesting the grapes and starting that oh-so-amazing process of turning the fruit into (in my opinion) a better version of itself.  Just take a look at what they’re up to:

John Evan Cellars shows us what happens when you bottle wine!

John Evan Cellars shows us what happens when you bottle wine!

 

Wood Family Vineyards has their bins ready and waiting for first crush.

Wood Family Vineyards has their bins ready and waiting for first crush.

If there was any doubt, el Sol Winery shows us that harvest has begun!

If there was any doubt, el Sol Winery shows us that harvest has begun!

Barrel work is the name of the game for Nottingham Cellars.

Barrel work is the name of the game for Nottingham Cellars.

And this is just a small taste of what all of the wineries are busy doing!  Follow your favorites on Facebook and Instagram for more behind the scenes images.  Now I don’t know about you, but I’m ready to open a nice bottle of wine and make some room for the next vintage!

Cheers,

Liv