(UPDATE april 29, 2012: check out the Harvestoons 2011 video montage if you don’t have time to read this blog. It’s about a 5-minute photo journal of my internship.)
I reflect on my good fortune in catching on with Fred at Scherrer Winery. This vintage expanded my library of knowledge. Working side-by-side daily with Fred (& Kerry), 2011 was a time to discover the satisfaction of working for the pure joy of creating something timeless – an artist’s mindset. Time and paychecks became secondary. People, relationships and the craft moved to the fore.
Interacting and collaborating with like-minded people, both at Scherrer, in those family vineyards, and on the many smaller projects that I participated in, was abundantly rewarding. Those long days, made memorable by the people connected to them:
These are the days.
The 2011 wines from Fred Scherrer,
in what is too soon being labeled a challenging vintage,
remind me of a line from a movie:
“For what we are about to see next, we must enter quietly into the realm of genius.”