Here's a video of our Cabernet harvest, the last of our fruit for the piddly 2008 harvest. Let's hope for better quantities next year.
I made this video from some little snippets that I filmed while we were harvesting. I try to stay out of the way from the crew unless I have some quality control issues to attend to. They do amazing work and I am grateful for their efforts.
As I walked around filming during the pick I kept hearing "guero" here and there from the crew which brought to mind this Beck song "Guero," the title track of a recent album. It started bouncing around in my head so I felt compelled to put it all together in this little vid.
You may notice, in a scene on the "evening before," some smoke from a fire in the background. That was the Deer Park fire that started east of St. Helena and burned 300 acres and 1 home. The winds were perfect for a major conflagration but those amazing Cal Fire crews nailed it down in a hurry. 10 points and thanks for that. I've seen a number of fires in wine country during harvest and there is always this surreal dilemma of getting the grapes in, etc., and the "hassle" of dealing with a major fire. For 2008, it almost seemed like standard operating procedure.