Getting into the swing of punch downs and classes, added painting of a couple large barrels this morning since there are some more new ones that need it. Our Syrah ended up out on the crush pad by mid-morning since a temporary bottling line had to be built for the Muscat. It was just bottling as the labels hadn’t arrived yet. It was a new experience for me; lots of people, so small jobs for each of us. When I wasn’t squeezing in to take pictures, I was gassing the bottles before they were filled with wine & capped.
Tear down of the bottling line, with most of the clean-up was just over an hour. The Syrah is back inside to warm up again.
We unclipped the bird netting on the Carmenere grapes in the Stan Clarke Vineyard in anticipation of picking Friday morning.
On my way home I had to stop at Klickers, a small produce and antique stand famous for its strawberries. We were out of honey (I enjoy having the local honey) and I wanted pie pumpkins to cook. Happy Autumn!