SInce August 14 we've become well acquainted with the pre-dawn hours in the vineyards. We've picked Pinot noir at three vineyards in the Russian River Valley - Bucher, Floodgate and Choate and picked up north in Mendocino Ridge at Perli Vineyard. The fruit looks beautiful and tastes great. We anticipate three picks this week and then the Pinot noir will be all wrapped up. Looking forward we still have the Riesling, Gewürztraminer and Sangiovese.