As I type this post we are anticipating the arrival of our Syrah grapes in a few hours. Life has not been short on things to do around here since our Riesling grapes arrived! As glamorous as having a winery might sound I can assure you there are many unglamorous moments – like bee stings that make your hand unrecognizable, back spasms that mirror Michael Jackson dance moves, leg cramps in the middle of the night that make your wife think you’re having a heart attack and grape juice that has started fermenting in your ear.
With those mental images painted, I’m much more excited to bring you the beautiful side of winemaking. These pictures capture a bit of the charm that keeps us engaged in this whole journey. I hope you enjoy and stay tuned for Part Two next week when I show you the Syrah crush and how to run from bees without twisting your ankle.
4 thoughts on “Crushing on Grapes – Part One”
Love all of this! My husband just finished harvest at the local vineyard and definitely explain all of those less glamorous aspects of harvest ;)
Thanks Libby! Yes I imagine you definitely can understand the work that goes into wine. Which makes drinking it that much more enjoyable, right? :)
Great post. I’m looking forward to seeing the rest of the process. Have fun!