Wednesday, September 10, 2008
In the hose
Harvest has kicked into gear in Carneros with 50-100 tons of fruit arriving daily. The cellar crew is working in two shifts covering 5 a.m.- 2 a.m. Punch downs, pump overs, inoculations and nutrient additions take most of our attention. This is my first harvest, and as the only female on a crew of 20+, I have my challenges set out for me. Learning quickly, working fast, and averting efforts to turn me into an extra-curricular activity take most of my attention. Four-inch hoses like the one above will send the freshly arriving fruit from selection table to tank.