Harvest has ended and the 2012 wines are now in the winery getting ready to be put into barrels where they will age until they are bottled in Spring 2014! Here is a quick overview of what happened during harvest!
We started harvest on September 21st with 4.78 tons of Grenache that went to a local Paso Robles winery for a Red Blend.
Grenache fruit, ready to go!
Next up was 29.12 tons of Syrah, harvested on September 24th, and trucked down to a winery in Santa Barbara, followed by 3.45 tons of Syrah for Record Family Wines on September 25th.
Syrah vines ready for harvest!
The majority of Merlot was harvested for a local Paso Robles winery with 72.78 tons on October 3rd, and 7.47 tons on October 12th.
Merlot grapes headed to the winery!
We harvested 7.26 tons of Grenache for Record Family Wines on October 9th. In addition to using the Grenache in Randy’s Red, we also have another release planned using the 2012 Grenache grapes that will be perfect for summer!
We wrapped up harvest on October 18th, with the remaining 5.03 tons of Merlot for Record Family Wines.
2012 Harvest Results:
Merlot – 85.28 tons
Syrah – 32.57 tons
Grenache – 12.04 tons
TOTAL – 129.89 tons of which 15.74 tons are for Record Family Wines