July 18, 2012
Harvested 135 pounds of grapes. The sugar content is still very low, but some of the tight heavy bunches were beginning to show signs of rot.
Yeast: Red Star Pasteur Red
We bled off about three gallons of the juice for White Zinfandel,
July 20, 2012
With continuing rain, the rot is showing up in additional bunches. We harvested 96 pounds of grapes.
We bled off about 1 gallon of juice for White Zinfandel.
July 22, 2012
Harvested 75 pounds of grapes.
July 24, 2012
Harvested 81 pounds of grapes.
We bled off about one half gallon of juice for White Zinfandel.
Total to Date: 387 pounds
July 26, 2012
Harvested 120 pounds of grapes.
We bled off about 1 1/2 gallons of juice for White Zinfandel
Total to Date: 507 pounds
July 27, 2012
Harvested a total of 62 pounds of grapes.
We kept 37 pounds and gave 25 pounds to Estela.
Bled off about 1/2 gallon of juice for White Zinfandel
Started a new fermentation tank
Total to Date: For Our Fermentation 544 pounds.
Total to Date from Zinfadel Vineyard 569 pounds.
August 7, 2012
Harvested 95 pounds of Zinfandel grapes.
Added it to the cake from Petite Sirah.
Total to Date for our Fermination 639 pounds
Total to Date from Zinfandel Vineyard 664 pounds
August 8, 2012
We harvested 83 pounds of Zinfandel for our fermentation and
Another 60 pounds for Estela.
Total to date for our Fermintation 722 pounds
Total to date from Zinfandel Vineyard 782 pounds.
August 11, 2012
Harvested 25 pounds of Zinfandel
August 12, 2012
Harvested 7 pounds of Zinfandel.
Total 754 pounds for the fermenter
Total including grapes for Estela 814
There are still lots of Zinfandel grapes in the vineyard, but they are not ripe. We will decide what to do with them when we return from Texas next week.
August 27, 2012
Stanley picked all the Zinfandel left in the vineyard that were ripe. There was not nearly as much as he had thought. It is fermenting in a cooler.
September 1, 2012
Stanley racked the 5 gallon jug.
September 2, 2012
We pressed the Zinfandel grapes and got about three gallons of juice. That was enough to top up the Zinfandel tank with some left over. Stanley racked a three gallon container into a five with the remainder of today's pressing.