Each year we have several events for our family, friends, and wine club members:

Fall picking

Once the grapes are ready to harvest, we hold an informal picking and crushing party on a Saturday morning, usually in September, followed by a delicious brunch next to the vineyard/winery building

 Brunch ready for serving

Brunch ready for serving

Fall Celebration for "End of Harvest"

After the end of October, we invite our Wine Club members to the winery to celebrate a wonderful and bountiful harvest. Music, wine drinking, special appetizers, great friends.

Spring/summer barrel tasting

Prior to bottling, we invite our wine club members to taste the soon-to-be-bottled wine from the barrel, as well as provide tastings of other vintages.

Bottling

Each year, we bottle 100-200 cases of each of our Merlot and Zinfandel wines. We set up an assembly line in the winery, and everyone helps in the bottling process. Some friends recently chronicled their experience helping us in this blog entry: http://simpletravelourway.wordpress.com/2014/12/27/an-unexpected-invitation-to-a-vineyard

 Prepared bottles for filling (Argon added)

Prepared bottles for filling (Argon added)

 Bottles prepped for filling

Bottles prepped for filling

 New bottles are placed in filler(wine is fed into filler by gravity with no pumping)

New bottles are placed in filler(wine is fed into filler by gravity with no pumping)

 Capsules positioned -ready for sealing

Capsules positioned -ready for sealing

 Foil Capsules are sealed

Foil Capsules are sealed

 Labels are affixed by Labeling Machine

Labels are affixed by Labeling Machine