And so it begins once again…

Pinot Noir for sparkling wine picked on August 10, 2015

This morning, a little over nine tons of Pinot Noir were harvested for sparkling wine, the first pick of the 2015 vintage.

First pick of harvest 2015

We are exactly nine days ahead of Harvest 2014, wherein these same rows of Pinot Noir were picked on August 19th.

Grape harvest for sparkling wine on the Rams Gate Estate, Carneros

We should have about a 7-9 day break before the next fruit lot is ready to be harvested, but that’s one of the beauties of agriculture: the grapes will decide for themselves.

Pinot Noir for Sparkling Wine Harvest at Rams Gate Winery

Here’s to the most exciting, hectic, fulfilling time of year.

Ram’s Gate Winery

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