28 August – Picking Merlot at Yekev Yehuda
Friday morning we got up bright and early and went to Shoresh at 6-ish to help Avi Yehuda harvest the grapes from the small organic vineyard on the slope next to the winery, along with about a dozen more of his friends. The weather was cool and pleasant and we finished harvesting the grapes in just over an hour.
Then we loaded the grapes into the crusher and poured the juice and skins into a stainless tank. It was just about a barrel’s worth. The grapes were beautiful and sweet, and measured in at about 23.5 brix.
After the “work” was done, Avi laid out breakfast, including his 2001 blend that I like so much. Wine for breakfast? Why not?
Dina & I didn’t stay too long since we needed to head off to Ikea for the 7th anniversary of our first date. No blog entry for that.