Surviving May

We are slowly drying out after another extremely wet May.So far so good with the grapes. And there is hope for the new production building to be finished in time to use it with this vintage.

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New growth

This is a great time of the year in the vineyard. The work makes your knees ache but it sure does beat working behind a desk.

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Seven year old Merlot looking good so far.

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New Construction

In 2014 we harvested around 2 tons of grapes, enough for approximately 100 cases of wine.  2015 is best skipped over, as it never did stop raining.  But this summer, 2016, we have new vines that will start producing grapes and so expect somewhere around 4 tons.  That means we need more room to make and age the wine.

Here is the first step – creating a building pad on top of the stone.

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Once that was done, the site was prepared for concrete.

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The concrete has been poured, but that was not without issues – the first pump they brought out clogged. This is what they tried to clear it – raise the boom and let gravity do the job.

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Eventually a different pump truck was brought in and we now have a beautiful pad on which to construct the new building. More later.