I am so pleased to share that our ‘old’ house, the one that was flooded and needed to be restored, the one we had for sale, has a new family moving in next month! The contractors completed the restoration yesterday (Yes, that would be September 17th, over six months of working on it – ridiculously long!) and we sign the contract with the new family today, Friday. It is great to know someone will love the house and enjoy living there again.
Meanwhile, back in Walla Wall during 2014 crush, we had over six tons of Pinot Gris arrive to process Tuesday and Wednesday – it is all pressed and inoculated. The Rousanne is due to arrive some time on Saturday. The Rose’ grapes, Sangiovese and Barbera, will most likely be picked on Sunday. Whether they are brought in early enough to process and let sit on the skins for pressing on Monday is yet to be determined. But, we have a new destemmer to anticipate using, so anticipation is high! Knowing the weather here will shift from mid-eighty days to mid-seventy next week and the high probability of precipitation that will accompany it we made a sample run for most of the red varietals we have out there. Analysis results indicate we are going to have reds coming in hard on the heals of the Rose’. We seem to be rushing through this harvest at a breathless pace!