It’s official. I bought rubber boots. And I got to release my inner farm girl. Or at least that’s how it felt today.
Today was my first day going up to Creekside Cellars for Enology class. It was so fun! We de-stemmed and barrelled Malbec grapes today. It was so interesting to see how the whole process works. It happened to be a gorgeous day to spend the afternoon outside in Evergreen.
When the class arrived we tested the Brix levels on Michelle’s Chardonnay. It tested at about 21 Brix today, and she hopes to ferment it to just below zero. Then we got to taste the Chard, which was super juicy and tropical.
Next, it was all hands on deck de-stemming the Malbec. We rotated through to the different duties that Michelle had us doing. It was a really exciting day.