When: Saturday September 28th Cabernet Sauvignon Harvest and Crush 7:00am to dusk
Anticipate getting some grape juice spots on whatever you are wearing when you take a turn at the crusher or sorting chutes.
There will be breakfast treats and coffee for early arrivals and starting at Noon an augmented potluck lunch. We will provide some basic barbecue fare to make sure no one leaves hungry but, do bring a little something to share. Call Cindy to coordinate your contribution or just count on the randomness of large numbers.
Bring the kids, dogs, and your swimming suit. The pool temp should still be around 85 due to the early harvest this year.
There is a tire swing and lots of trails for hikes through the vineyards and forest. The forest has poison oak so hikes there should be supervised.
We have a couple guest rooms, several sleeping nooks and many places to put down your sleeping bag on one of our air mattresses or cots. Plenty of good places to pitch a tent. We will find you a place to sleep if you are not not comfortable or safe with driving home. RSVP early for the best accommodations if you plan to sleepover.
Note this is a farm on a hillside with uneven ground and gravel surfaces. Beyond the yard there are rockpiles, gullies, tractors, farm implements, poison oak, blackberry vines, and lots of sticks. It is best to caution your kids about this different environment. The novelty of the environment is what makes it interesting, it just takes a little more awareness and caution to stay safe.
The Mount Veeder Appellation has its website at http://mtveeder.org/ to learn more about Mt. Veeder and its wines. Mark was President of the Mt. Veeder Appellation council comprised of 33 member growers and wineries in 2010. The appellation membership has since grown to 44 members. The Mount Veeder Appellation Annual Tasting Event is on 9/21/13.
Wine Co-op 2013 in case you are interested in making some of the Camalie 2013 vintage for yourself.
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Last updated 9/16/13