Harvest 2017 Begins...Wet!

Today we harvested our zinfandel and viognier at Famighetti.  Festivities began at 2 am as there was rain in the forecast we hoped to beat.  Needless to say, we had a light drizzle for the almost 7 hours it took to finish.  Typically the zinfandel ripens later in the month, but we had several days last weekend of 118 degree F heat that accelerated things.  The viognier tastes great and we got over 1 ton more than last year, which made both myself and winemaker Garrett Martin happy.  Here is Garrett sorting through the fruit as it was being picked.