2018 Harvest UpdateSeptember 14, 2018
Still Waters Vineyards has begun harvest and we couldn’t be more excited! So far, we have picked Sauvignon Blanc, Pinot Gris, Viognier, Syrah Rose, Merlot, and Chardonnay. Paul says this could be one of the best years of harvest for the white varieties. This year has been a great harvest so far but also a great adventure because we have added a new machine to help us in the picking process, The Pellenc. Watch the video here!
This is a thrill, but also an adjustment. We are loving every minute of this process and learning about the new machine. The Pellenc allows us to pick faster and give us more time to tend to the grapes after the picking has taken place. As we move along through the next couple of months, we will start picking the red varieties, finishing with Cabernet Franc in the middle of November.
During this harvest season, we always look forward to the Harvest Festival, October 19-21. This year we will have a movie night on Friday @7pm. Come enjoy “The Three Amigos” on the big screen, a glass of wine, and a bbq dinner. On Saturday we will have our 3rd Annual Wine Olympics event which includes a grape stomp, a barrel roll, wine trivia, and some soft accoustic music. This will be from 12pm-3pm. Come earlier and stay longer for some extended Still Waters fun. On Sunday we will have live music by Julie Beaver and The Rockin’ B’s from 1pm-4pm. We will have some small bites offered, but feel free to bring food for a picnic. Come enjoy the grounds all weekend!