Greg Schultz
September 21, 2014 | Greg Schultz

2014 Harvest

"Harvest" in a first year vineyard does not involve any fruit picking, bucket filling, or bin hauling.  However, there is still a lot of work to do in caring for the young vines and in getting them ready for their first winter.  We (mostly Debbie) are tending to those needs, because for the second straight year, I (Greg) am working as a winery harvest intern--this year at Pallet Wine Company where our wines are made.  It's very exciting to be part of this hard working team and to be able to work with our own wines.  Harvest started early this year and has been pretty steady so far.  

Regarding the 2014 Schultz Wines, we are purchasing about 7 tons of fruit from Steelhead Run Vineyard in the Applegate Valley for Chardonnay, Viognier, Pinot gris, Merlot, and Syrah wines.  Additionally, we are very close to coming to terms with a grower in the Eola-Hills area of the Willamette Valley for 2.5 tons of Pinot noir fruit.  This will mark our second vintage of Pinot noir as earlier this summer we bottled the 2012 SCHULTZ "FREEDOM" (not yet released).  This small lot of about 70 cases was also made with Willamette Valley fruit.

Exciting times!

Greg and Debbie


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