The rewards and frustrations of home winemaking

Bad News for Sober Wife’s Primitivo!

The heat wave is continuing, and I got an email today that the Primitivo at Sober Wife Vineyard is almost all raisined — there is no way it will last for our planned August 26th harvest. As it is, they don’t think there will be much to harvest at all! This is very sad news, we wish them good luck as they plan to harvest what they can in the morning.

Since these grapes were designated for the Grapes to Glass Hands-on Harvest class at Curds and Wine, the Hoffmans stepped up and offered to let us harvest some of their Zinfandel for the class instead. We really appreciate our good friends making this offer to help us out, and now we look forward to two fun harvests with Live Oak Vineyard as the Zin is only at about 17-18 brix right now. Hopefully the heat will break soon, though, we don’t want to lose all the grapes!

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