Sunday, October 25, 2009

Harvest time

I have been having the most amazing time at work watching the harvesting of grapes. I had no idea what went into making wine until this year. Rain, sun, fog, and time all play a vital role in the ripening of grapes. In fact, there are still grapes on vines waiting for the right time to be picked. Everyone is working so hard to make sure the crop comes in before the bad weather takes over. There have been a few days of rain and they weren't too fun to work, but i learned so much from the winemakers and how it affects their work.

One of the most amazing parts of my job is watching the colors change. Every day, I notice a new color. Grapevines change into so many hues. I have seen purple, yellow, pink, red, orange and olive green.