Huzzah! Crush 2012 has officially begun. We picked the siegerrebe today and have about 300 L settling! Here are a few pictures. As always it was Tak, Val, Ken, Ben, Miwa and I (with Ru-chan in the wrap) with a couple of newbies. B and A are visiting friends here on Quadra and decided a day of picking grapes might be fun! They were good workers!
The lab numbers were great and I got to calibrate my probe 🙂 Now, we’ll see where we go from here. Next should be the Ortega from Nevermore but our Petit Milo is somewhere between 18 and 22 brix! Amazing. I couldn’t believe it when the sample Ben picked was 22, we both had to look twice. The Foch is still only 16 but it can hang for significantly longer I think. It’s all a learning process!