Vineyard Harvest

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Harvesting by Hand

Harvest of the Zinfandel Vineyard at the Cottages Sept, 2010

It’s harvest time in the vineyard! ┬áHarvesting equipment arrives the night before, and with the harvester pulled by the tractor, the gondolas, and the truck with the bins waiting to be filled with fruit, the equipment starts moving about 5 PM.┬áHarvest is done in the evening, when the sugar levels are highest in the fruit. ┬áThe cool evening temperatures keep the fruit cool while the trucks are waiting to unload the bins at the winery.