From my pal Gary Warburton, some great pics of a great harvest at Phifer Pavitt Winery. Can’t wait to get there myself next February! And, if you have a great harvest story to tell, in words or photos, we’d love to see it!
I am so happy to send you this e-mail– it signifies the end of a very successful first harvest at our Phifer Pavitt Winery in Calistoga. In years past we have been crafting our highly acclaimed “Date Night Cabernet” at a custom crush facility in the Napa Valley. After five years of planning, permits, and equipment procurement, we harvested, beginning at 9:30 PM on Thursday and finished the sorting and “tanking” of the fruit at exactly 11:57 PM on Friday. The following photos depict a very successful, fun and LONG harvest. I’ll keep you all updated on the fermentation and pressing which should be completed sometime after Thanksgiving.