We are almost at the end of harvest. It has been a very good one with very high quality grapes. We have one more day of Petite Sirah, a variety that is usually the last in and then we are done.
Meanwhile, however, all our fermenters are full and need to be pressed and the wine barreled. In the first image we are draining the fermented wine which has settled at the bottom below the cap. The large hose pumps the wine to the press which screens grapes which are invariably pumped as well.