We must now be about half way through our harvest with most of the early Riesling picking done. We pick early for our sweeter styles (such as our Organic or our Sweet Riesling) so we have plenty of acid to balance the sugar we do not ferment. We are almost done with our Wallula fruit (a third of all our Riesling comes from the Biodynamically farmed Wallula) which is our warm early site. We should out of the sheeps hair in a few days, hang on girls!
Quality is high with plenty of flavors and surprisingly high acid. I think that our canopy management this summer is really paying off. I thought last year was a great Riesling year, but this year is turning out very very nice.
Another three weeks of picking fruit and we should be done….