As you can see in the foreground, many of the old vines have been left "California Wild Style", and you can see some more trellised vines running along new guide wires installed this year by our great fellow winemaker and grower, Joe Ramazzotti.
Brad and I were out helping the crew bring in the fruit. We had a fantastic cool, cloudy morning, and we picked all the vines in record time. The cool weather helped me the day before when I helped Joe pull in a fantastic field of Merlot, just down the street from our tasting room here in Geyserville. Nothing like being covered in grape juice from head to toe =)