First Pick

September 30th, 2021

It is unusual for me to Pick in September on Atlas peak, But the grapes ripened a little faster this year, and when they are ready, I pick. We harvested about 1 ton and a half from the top of the block. The weather forecast is for steady temperatures and no rain, so it looks like I will be able to take my time and do small picks as the various blocks reach optimal ripeness.  I anticipate being done by mid-October.