Mark predicted that harvest would be later this year because of date of bud break. There was a late frost that affected many of the vineyards in the Willamette Valley. We had gotten accustomed to harvesting the pinot noir grapes in late September. This year Mother Nature had different plans.
The pinot noir is currently around 20 brix. The birds have moved in so like every year Mark is spending the next few weeks running birds out of the vineyard. Our new pup, Georgina, likes to help with the chase.
We look forward to seeing all you home winemakers in the month ahead.