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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Because of Covid restrictions, reservations are required for wine pick-ups. Give us a call to book your Winter Release Pickup.
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We hope to see you soon.
The CAST Team
707-431-1225

Cast Wines, Dry Creek Valley