We look forward to harvest each year because our u pickers have become our friends over the years. We have a number of faithful home winemakers and make a few new friends as well each fall.
Vineyards around the Alpine area have started harvesting and these gris are ready. Yesterday the Pinot Gris were Brix 25, pH 3.3 . U pickers are on their way.
We have numerous pinot fields around the vineyard. The south slope field is ready to harvest as well. Given that we have numerous variety of grapes at Borgo Pass Vineyard the harvest starts now but won't be completed until the end of October.
Hot weather is in the forecast which is really going to help raise up the brix. The forecasters are currently calling for some 80 degree days the last week in September. We have checked some of the brix and looks like pinot noir will crush out at about 22 at the moment. Of course, some areas of field are riper than others but looks like harvest will officially begin the last weekend in September.
This was taken today, September 21st - Pinot Noir
Pinot gris is thought to be a mutant of pinot noir. According to Wikipedia, it normally has a greyish blue grape but colors can vary an be brownish pink to black in color. We believe we are sold out of the gris at this time. We will know more about poundage once we start harvesting them.