Thursday, October 15, 2009

Last of the Summer Grapes

The vineyard crew gathers around Cabernet Sauvignon; each grape being the deep purple point of an exclamation marking the end of a good harvest. The proud vineyard workforce admiring their effort is from the left, Carl, Sonia, Justin and Ariel.

The end of the 2009 harvest marks both an end and a beginning. The fruit having been gathered, we can now concentrate on the work required of next year's and future harvests. All needs, wants, deficiencies and strengths of the vineyard can now receive more focus. There is no rest for the vineyard crew who must prune and do trellis maintenance throughout the winter season.


Wine Bottle Labels said...

Wow. That is a ton of grapes!

I hope you had a great harvest and enjoy making the wine!

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shenandoah vineyards said...

Some of the grapes were cropped out of the photograph to put more emphasis on the workers. The very dry summer resulted in a slightly smaller harvest compared to the previous year.