Harvest!

Columbia Valley AVA, touring the vineyards in preparation of harvest.
Columbia Valley AVA, touring the vineyards in preparation of harvest.

It’s back and I am excited!  Two weeks ago I began three weeks of classroom preparation to be put into practice during this Fall’s Harvest Internship.  Last year I helped at a couple of small local wineries, this year I will be doing my internship with the same wine maker at those two wineries!  We toured the vineyards where the grapes are sourced during July and August, we are prepping for bottling 2012’s reds to make room for this year’s wines.  The benefits for me over last year is that there is a new class of first year’s that will be helping at College Cellars during Crush and I will to not be taking other classes this Fall.

Pinot Gris in early August; already tasting great!
Pinot Gris in early August; already tasting great!

Bird nets; it is that time too.  A mix of second and first year students, me included, brought out the nets, spread them over the rows and clipped them during this last two weeks.  Grapes in – birds out, hopefully to remain so.

Barbera grapes mid-August in Walla Walla.
Barbera grapes mid-August in Walla Walla.

 

 

 

 

 

Cheers!

 

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