With first fruit merely weeks away, weekends turn into a very special time. One reason is that we only have a guaranteed 4 days off before the grapes arrive, and another is because we have interns from ALL over world right here in Oregon who actively want to take in the beautiful Oregon scenery. Four days to take in the sites. Four days to visit with friends and loved ones. Four days of sleeping in ... then wave it all goodbye ... ITS HARVEST TIME!
The excitement for the crush is picking up. We have been spending the last week getting the winery in tip-top shape. With eight interns, all armed with scrub brushes, it turns into a dizzy whirlwind of cleaning and prepping. Luckily we have a great group of interns this year that know the importance of maintaining the Domaine Serene standard. Not only are they excellent at scrubbing down floors, drains, and fermentors, but they individually bring a lot to the harvest team. With that said, throughout the blog, you will meet them all individually, and find out what they are experiencing throughout the 2009 vintage. It’s going to be a good year! Stay tuned! - Justin Cox, Cellar Assistant