Friday, October 22, 2010

One ton of grapes = ± 700 bottles of wine

We visited the vineyards of a friend in Fiddletown this week to watch the picking and crush of their grapes. 12 farm laborers arrived in the early morning and proceeded to hand pick almost 17 tons of grapes in less than 4 hours then were off to the next vineyard for their afternoon shift. When we stopped to taste wine later that day I had a completely new appreciation for the blood, sweat and tears that goes into the production of my favorite Zinfandel!

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