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!

 

Our primary objective is the safety of our guests and our staff, while providing a relaxed and enjoyable experience. Our abundant outdoor spaces prove ideal for safe distancing as we continue to create memorable experiences with you!

Outdoor tastings are by reservation, 7 days a week from 10am-5pm (last reservation at 3:30pm).

 We follow procedures established by Sonoma County and the State of California.

Please Reserve online by clicking on the “Visit” tab on our website. Several options are available for members and guests. Our maximum group size is six people per reservation. We ask that you review our Updated Visitation Policy prior to making your reservation.

Questions or need help placing an order? Call (707) 431-1225 or email us at info@castwines.com.

Thank you and we look forward to hosting you!