On a brisk clear mid-September Friday morning Ben and Carla King greeted Kerry, Fred and I with some southern hospitality. We hung out talking wines and vines; weddings and birthdays until Daniel and Elizabeth showed up. It’s Daniel’s annual birthday party tomorrow – a big event in the Russian River wine circles!
The occasion for coffee amongst the vines? To do the King Vineyard Pinot Noir picking ourselves. It was less than an acre of young clone 828 vines that would kick off the Scherrer Winery 2011 harvest. Fred and Ben thought it would be a fun way to get the show started. Cool sunny weather, good friends and great looking fruit!
These are the days you remember.