Wednesday, March 12, 2014
Diy at Chimney Rock
The Chimney Rock team take matters into their own hands, picking one row of grapes from their vineyard. They don't pick quite as fast as the pros and then they have to press the fruit ... by hand. At Markham Vineyards, Charlie Wolleson's grapes arrive at the winery while Rutherford Hill mourns the passing of an iconic member of the winery.
Wednesday, March 19, 2014
The Never-Ending Crush
Marisa makes a last minute decision to pick an entire vineyard of her best Merlot, resulting in a long day, and night, for Rutherford Hill. At Chimney Rock they finally have their first big pick of the harvest, processing 60 tons of Merlot, while at Markham Vineyards they have a little slow time, and a Mexican BBQ on the crush pad.
Wednesday, March 26, 2014
Pressing to the Finish
The Cabernet at Chimney Rock is ready at last and the team crushes fruit from three vineyard blocks. This signals the final push for harvest 2012. Once all the fruit in, the fermented tanks of red wine need to be drained and then dug out by hand. To celebrate the closing of harvest the winemakers gather at Chimney Rock, try each other's wines and look back at what they expect will be a vintage for the ages.