Sunrise over the Bells Up Estate vineyard (pictured above) on Sunday, September 24, 2017 marked the first-ever harvest of our Pommard and Dijon Clone 667 Pinot Noir vines, four years after they were planted and one week after our Estate Seyval Blanc harvest. It was an emotional morning, as we picked Kelly’s row, and all the other rows of people we’ve lost and in whose memory we push forward on this crazy “living the dream” lifestyle and winemaking adventure. Here’s a few shots from the day.
Below, a quick video tour of the pressed 2017 Prelude Estate Rosé fermenting away. Rude little yeast; they don’t bother to say “excuse me” with all those burps.
We anticipate releasing the 2017 Prelude Estate Rosé of Pinot Noir by April 2018. Stay tuned for more details and posts as this wine develops!