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Karamoor Estate

Alecia Jankowski
September 30, 2016 | Alecia Jankowski

We processed Merlot this week!

Tomorrow is October.  My gosh.  That means, it is almost Halloween!!!  When I was little, my mom made all my Halloween costumes.  One year I was Glinda, Good Witch of the North (complete with homemade star wand, crazy poofy tulle princess dress, and a crown that was easily 1 foot tall), another year I was Raggedy Ann, complete with one of those red dust mops for hair.  We always used to have hot dogs on Halloween for dinner.  Maybe this year is the year that I make my own costume.  Probably not, but maybe.  I will keep you in the loop.  I might be a little busy making other things because tomorrow I am going to NYC with my mom and my friend, Linay.  We are going to a fabric store!  I don't remember ever being so excited to go to a fabric store.  I'm so domesticated now.  I have to measure all the windows when I go home tonight!  Ahh....Friday nights sure aren't what they used to be...

Anyway, this week at Karamoor we picked our Merlot!  We don't have too much Merlot planted here anymore (we had to remove a good portion of it between last spring and this spring due to disease and winter kill), but for some reason, the Merlot that we do have planted yielded 4.5 tons to the acre...even after crop thinning, etc!  Oh, that wild Merlot.  Never know what you're going to get.  So, Kevin and his crew were out there last weekend and finished picking Monday.  I've got some nice photos that I am going to share it will almost be like you were helping us pick!

 Look at this gorgeous Merlot!  Just waiting to be picked....

 That gorgeous Merlot joined the rest of its gorgeous Merlot brothers and sisters!  Check out that color!

 All the crush room toys set up and working at full steam!  Hopper, destemmer, sorting table, and some quality assurance people!

 Close up of winemaker, Kevin, picking out berries, leaves, bugs, etc. that he doesn't want in his 2016 vintage of Merlot!

I think that is all for now.  Did you enjoy the pictures?  Hope so!  Have a wonderful weekend.  I can't wait to tell you about all the fabrics I find!!  Until next time...



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