For those of you who are interested in picking we will be harvesting the Vermentino and Malvasia Bianca this coming Saturday (August 19). We will begin at first light (about 7:00 am) and will go until the grapes are all picked or it gets too hot. If you can pick for the whole morning or even just part of it come on over, we appreciate any help!
We should be able to start picking by 7:00 am but feel free to join us whenever you can. We will pick until we’re done or until it gets too hot – hopefully by lunchtime depending on how many folks we have.
We have harvest shears here for you to use. Many folks sit on an overturned bucket but you can bring a chair or stool if you prefer. You do not have to carry the full buckets, just fill them and leave them in the row. The vines are not prickly so you don’t have to wear long sleeves/pants unless you prefer to for sun protection, and a hat is a good idea. There are some fire ants in a few spots so shoes/socks are usually better than sandals but choice of footwear is up to you. We will have water, Gatorade, and food available as well as sunscreen and bug spray (we haven’t needed it but it never hurts to be prepared).
A headcount is helpful so if you could let me know if you can make it that would be appreciated 🙂