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Mornings are usually foggy this time of year in the Russian River Valley. Thick, extreme fog. This is where my story of the 2011 harvest begins…
You just have to look for this road marker where the pavement meets a gravelly dirt backroad.
Don’t be scared!!!
Scherrer is all about making great wines with that “sense of place” that wine lovers search endlessly for. The wines that come out of this place are truly unique and truly hand-crafted.
My 1st week I did crappy grunt work like mowing the high grass, weed-whacking the wild raspberry vines and sanitizing the picking bins.
At the end of Day One I got to taste through the Scherrer wines. When I left I was so astounded by the quality and character of the wines I stopped a half-mile from the winery to call my family and friends. I was about to start this 2011 harvest out in the orchards of Sebastopol deep in the heart of the Russian River Valley learning how to make wine from an absolute genius who is relentless and dedicated to his craft.
…follow along dear friends – plenty more to come