Chardonnay in the Tanks

A great weekend as we were able to get our Chardonnay Grapes picked, crushed and ready to ferment this past weekend.  We had a great turnout on our first picking party as we had perfect weather and lots of fun.  When we were done we were able to sit down and enjoy some fresh squeezed juice with a couple of hotdogs as we crushed and pressed the beautiful golden fruit.  All the numbers were very good and it looks like we should have another very nice vintage in the tanks.

A huge thank you to all the volunteers and friends who joined us in the picking this weekend.  If the weather remains dry and warm, we plan to repeat the whole process again next week with the Concord grapes.  Check your schedule and join us if you have a free morning.  We have a great time and you will meet a lot of fun new people. 

The chardonnay going into our crusher-destemmer. 

The chardonnay going into our crusher-destemmer. 

Pressing the crush. 

Pressing the crush. 

Half our picking crew

Half our picking crew

The other half of our crew

The other half of our crew