Grapes are in; crush is on!

In our last post, we had harvested pinot noir and loaded it into the back of Dave’s truck Bluebell. For this week’s installment, we head to the processing center to begin turning those grapes into wine!

The day prior to our pinot harvest, we received one ton of syrah grapes from eastern Oregon (thanks to Drew Voit of Harper Voit for helping coordinate the syrah order for us!). The syrah grapes arrived in beautiful shape and we are hoping to produce a big, bold wine to put beside the pinot noirs in our tasting room. We delivered these grapes to our processing facility—ADEA Wine Company—right away, where they sat protected until the pinot noir came in the following day so that all the grapes could be processed at one time.

Dave and Drew inspect the clusters of Syrah from eastern Oregon.

Dave and Drew inspect the clusters of Syrah from eastern Oregon.

Drew loads a bin of syrah grapes onto the back of Bluebell.

Drew loads a bin of Syrah grapes onto the back of Bluebell.

Bluebell, loaded up and ready to transport syrah bin #1 to our processing facility, ADEA Winery.

Bluebell, loaded up and ready to transport Syrah bin #1 to our processing facility, ADEA Wine Company.

Erica, the "E" in ADEA Winery and winemaking expert weighs in the syrah grapes upon delivery and inspects the quality of the fruit.

Erica, the “E” in ADEA and winemaking expert weighs in the Syrah grapes upon delivery and inspects the quality of the fruit.

Dave gets a closer look at the syrah clusters.

Dave gets a closer look at the Syrah clusters.

Mack Daddy (the St. Bernard) and Joey Noir (the black golden doodle) represent 2/3 of the four-legged welcoming committee at ADEA.

Mack Daddy (the St. Bernard) and Joey Noir (the black golden doodle) represent 2/3 of the four-legged welcoming committee at ADEA.

Speaking of the fabulous folks at ADEA Winery, let’s introduce them! Dean Fisher has been making hand crafting pinot noir in Oregon for more 20 years, while his lovely boss (wife) Ann oversees the books. Dean’s daughter Erica is heavily involved in every phase of the winery and is truly the “woman behind the curtain” that makes the entire operation run smoothly. Of course, they have a furry welcoming committee: Joey Noir the black golden doodle, Mac Daddy the St. Bernard, and Sherman the pug.

Ann & Dean Fisher of ADEA Wine Company have been in the Oregon wine business for more than 30 years. Must be all that wine that keeps them so young (and well-preserved!)

Ann & Dean Fisher of ADEA Wine Company have been in the Oregon wine business for more than 30 years. Must be all that wine that keeps them so young (and well-preserved!)

Dean Fisher pours a glass of Deano's Pinot in his tasting room at ADEA Wine Company.

Dean Fisher pours a glass of Deano’s Pinot in his tasting room at ADEA Wine Company.

Erica, Dean & Ann Fisher's daughter, grew up in the wine making business and has been a phenomenal resource and voice of experience throughout the whole winemaking process.

Erica, Dean & Ann Fisher’s daughter, grew up in the wine making business and has been a phenomenal resource and voice of experience throughout the whole winemaking process.

Joey Noir and Mack Daddy are in charge of guest relations at ADEA.

Joey Noir and Mack Daddy are in charge of guest relations at ADEA.

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