<strong>Harvest Time!</strong>

Harvest Time!

October 04, 2017

It’s harvest time!

Oregon weather, particularly in the Willamette Valley, and even more particularly in the Dundee Hills, can be fickle as Summer transitions to Fall. So if the weather gives you a few dry days, it’s time to get out and pick, sort, crush, and press the grapes. Late September provided some of those dry days, and the crew took advantage.

What’s the difference between “crushing” and “pressing”? Crushing is what’s done before the fermentation. The crush bursts the skins so that all the inner solids can be exposed to fermentation. This combination of juice, skins and pulp is called wine must. Pressing occurs once the wine must has fermented for around five to seven days.

What kind of vintage will 2017 turn out to be? Time will tell.

It’s all hands on deck when the grapes are ready and the weather cooperates.

HVW Harvest 2017

The winery’s refrigerated room that makes it possible to store just-picked grapes while processing other grapes. 

HVW Refridgerated Room

The equipment is set up for sorting and crushing.

Sorting Table 

Bill discussing the harvest with winemaker Mark La Gasse.

Bill discussion with Mark

 




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