The season started early and came on fast. We picked our first load of grapes on August 31st, but the picking soon slowed to a moderate pace; and in the end, we will remember 2018 as a long harvest. We had no major weather events. In fact, the weather throughout the harvest season was quite pleasant, with cool to warm days and cool nights. There was a mild frost during the third week of October that little effect, impacting only a few acres of the vineyard that had already been picked.
A more detailed review will follow, but for now, I wanted to acknowledge the completion of our 2018 growing season. We will begin cleanup and start to put the vineyard to rest for the winter.