Fall winery operations

It’s been a  busy month. All of the 2010 reds are now bottled (Cabernet Sauvignon, Malbec, and Port), the 2011 whites are now bottled (Semillon, Chardonnay, Viognier, and a blend of the three).
The 2012 grapes arrived, and there have been a number of very busy crush days. 200 pounds of the new Semillon is past primary and in MLF. I reserved a couple of gallons to try my hand at a white port this year. I also have 200 pounds of Cabernet Sauvignon mixed with 40 pounds of Petit Verdot. Part of that will go toward port as well.

Now we need to start drinking the stuff…