10th Harvest at iOTA

It's hard to believe 2015 is our 10th commercial harvest at iOTA. Beautiful fruit (lots of it), warm to hot weather (sting city), no rain to speak of (hope it's coming), wine going to barrel (looking and smelling delicious), Don ready to wrap (sign of closure)... Yes, we know closure of another great season is imminent with our '15 going to barrel, our '14 bottled and cellared for the next year an...
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’14 – Last Harvest with my best bud

I'm a bit delayed with my '14 harvest blog post. Having just lost my Buster last week on Nov 11th, I figured it was appropriate to share a few shots of his last harvest. We brought him home to our first house in Minnesota a month after 9/11 and he lived with us in Minnesota, California and Oregon. He was a well traveled pooch and a good friend. He will be missed. He oversaw Harvest 2014, our large...
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“Paulée at Paulée” Harvest Celebration in Dundee

Johanna & Don enjoyed a wonderful Harvest Celebration at Paulée Restaurant (one of their favorites!) in Dundee and were included in a Garden Time video to boot! (with Hosts William McClenathan and  Judy Alleruzzo) From Garden Time December 7, 2013 Show Archive called Paulée at Paulée: "The holidays are full of family and friends and celebrating. This week we were invited to a harvest celebr...
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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.  Eve...
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All fruit picked!!

Concluded our picks at Pelos Sandberg.  iOTA Cellars harvested 17+ tons.  We have 11 fermentations going in the winery, all at different stages.  Late harvest, but looking good.  The work moves inside now and just in time.  You never know when those rains will begin in earnest.    
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