"One of the joys of harvest is listening to the chatter as the picking team travel along the row, moving from vine to vine - yesterday in the Roussanne it was all about boy stuff! This morning there is no chat but its all about boys toys. For the the first time ever at JWV we used a machine harvester in our young Shiraz to get the fruit off quicker & cooler in the hot weather. We were nervous, but the vines have been set-up to cope & Ross Gehrig of John Gehrig Wines and his gentle harvester have done a great job and the fruit in the bins look fantastic!
The sixth generation of Jones was helping out and happy not to have to get out his picking scissors. (I think he also was on his phone looking up how much one of these machines cost!)"