Night Picking

Night picking – It’s what the cool kids do.

Cooler temperatures keep sugar levels stable, and acid levels are better. Cool fruit means better control over the fermentation process. Night picking (or should we say early morning picking) happens during the coolest time of day, which is around 3AM.

Safe to say the pickers prefer the night as well. The lower temperatures not only mean less sunburns from the sweltering sun, but bees and snakes are sound asleep as well. All in all, it is worth the early wake up call.

Additionally, we prefer a good cold soak after pick. Grapes are cooled to below 55 Degrees for several says before fermentation. Cold soaking gives us more color, and more flavor!

 

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CHRISTMAS 12.25 (1st delivery attempt 12.24)
Ground Tuesday 12.13
3-Day  12.19
2-Day 12.20
Overnight 12.24 by 12pm

NEW YEAR’S EVE (1st delivery attempt 12.30)
Ground Tuesday 12.20
3-Day Monday 12.26
2-Day Tuesday 12.27
Overnight 12.29 by 12pm

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States we cannot ship to : AL, KS, KY, MI, MS, NH, ND, OK, TN & UT

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