Harvest 2012 in the bag

A summary of our 2012 harvest is a bit overdue.  Finally, catching up on my blog entries and going through my photos… We brought in about 13 tons of fruit for iOTA Cellars this year.  Pelos Sandberg Vineyard as a whole produced over 21 tons when you include the 4 acres we sell.  We averaged about 1.8 tons per acre.  The whole vineyard was picked in one week.  iOTA had 2 separate pick dates.  Everything was in before the rain…for the most part.  Some sprinkles were underway by the end of the week, but we fared well!  Fermentations went smoothly although a bit on the frothy side.  Don was a little heavy-handed with the bubble bath this year.  Oh, to have time for a bubble bath would be a feat in and of itself…so just kidding, Don.

I drove up this year with my best bud, Buster.  He’s 11 now, so getting up there.  I’m hopeful he can make a few more harvests.  He does not like the bird cannons that our neighbors were using, but other than that he hung with the gang.  Here are a few captioned shots to give you a feel for Harvest 2012…




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