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Saturday, August 15, 2015

2015 Harvest is Underway!

Social media has been buzzing with the start of the wine grape harvest. Yes, it's early again this year. Following are some pictures taken this morning at Paradise Ridge Winery in the Russian River Valley.

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Bins of grapes waiting for processing. Hot air balloon in the background

Sorting out the bad ones and anything that's not a grape

Filled one bin off the sorting line, moving in another

Off the sorting line into the bin with dry ice

Bin almost full

Estate Pinot Noir

Chardonnay from nearby vineyard of Phil Bazzano
destined for Blanc de Blanc sparkling wine