Sunday, September 27, 2015

Pick and Press at Raford Inn, Healdsburg

Dane and friends, our employee Mathew, and 3 neighbors, finished picking the Zinfandel. It took four straight days, because it all had to be sorted carefully (many raisins, due to the hot weather). A very tedious. 

We got about 1100 pounds, only half the amount of last year. However, it is tasting excellent. They pressed it today, so we can already tell it is going to be great. We will have one full barrel this year.

- Rita
September 2015

Tuesday, September 1, 2015

A stay at The Raford Inn is much more than kicking back on the porch with a good book. For example, we picked and crushed Pinot Noir last week, with a lot of help from our guests and friends. We picked just 80 pounds of Pinot grapes. Last year we had about 120 pounds. So the harvest is earlier and leaner than in the past. The guests love getting involved. We will pick the Zinfandel any day now. - Dane & Rita