November 1, 2012
As suddenly as it began back in September, it’s over! We topped off this vintage by bringing in the ‘second crop’, which is a small second wave of fruit that ripens up a few weeks after the main crop comes in. We managed to finish picking just the day before the rains came, which is fortunate, because rain tends to reduce flavor and promote rot.
This has been a really big harvest for us, huge yields and stellar quality. Now we begin the long process of prepping our wines to store and age, and we begin getting our vineyards ready for next year. Be sure to check back to see how it’s going!
Amapola Creek is Richard Arrowoods’ latest winemaking project, to visit the Amapola Creek Winery main site, please click here.