Harvest 2015 was the earliest on record for the Northern Willamette Valley and we were a little stunned when our first fruit hit the crushpad on September 8th. Autumn brought relief from the heat with mild evenings and cool rainless nights that allowed for slow, even ripening. We harvested fruit that was absolutely pristine and perfectly ripe, at a gradual pace that allowed us to give our full attention to each block.
We’d never survive the busy harvest season without our great harvest crew. Members of the 2015 crush team hailed from around the globe including South Tyrol (Italy), China, New Zealand as well as closer by Mexico and the Willamette Valley.