Harvest has officially begun at Tolosa! Today we brought in our first grapes from our Pinot Noir block 593, which most customers know as our Lily Gil. Block 593 is the highest point on the eastern hills of Edna Ranch. It is on a mix of soils the dominant one is reddish and of volcanic origin. The flavor influence of the soil trumps the clonal material in this location. We also brought in the neighboring Pinot Noir block 587. In a few of these photos you’ll see winemaker, Larry Brooks, who is starting his 34th harvest, doing analysis of the grapes as they are being processed and in the last photo he is using the refractometer to measure the brix.
Come on by in the next few weeks to catch a glimpse of the action from our patio while sipping on the final product!