The Heroes of 2010
- Posted on October 30 2010, 9:55 am
- Posted by BHV Blog
2010 was the most compressed harvest we’ve had in the Willamette Valley since sometime back in the dim and distant 70’s. We waited until the last possible minute to pick, waiting for our gorgeous Indian Summer to bring on the final flavor development that makes a great vintage. When that moment came, there were storm clouds on the horizon.
We could never have pulled off this vintage without a vineyard crew that went way above and beyond the call of duty. Our crew of twenty-five people worked ten hours a day for five straight days, barely stopping to eat. They picked 95 tons at Bethel Heights and Justice in just 5 days = 190,000 pounds = 38,000 pounds per day = 1520 pounds per person per day = 95 buckets per person per day.
These are the heroes of the 2010 vintage!