As of today, the 2018 Stillwater Creek Vineyard harvest is complete.
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.