The buzz from harvest quickly extends from vineyard to winery. Being witness to the activities on the crushpad is an exciting time! Harvest interns from around the world offer energy and cultural perspective during extended hours and harvest breaks.
Blending & Stabilization Are Key
The wines then go through blending and stabilization and are left to age. Winemakers will tend to the vintage by topping off wine that evaporates, aka “the angel’s share”, to fill this headspace to avoid any bacterial spoilage and prevent oxidation or further evaporation. Small amounts of Sulfur Dioxide (SO2) can be added to avoid oxidation and inhibit the growth of bacteria and undesirable wild yeasts.