Thursday, November 11, 2010

Harvest Athletes

Wow, harvest is winding down and I'm wondering what just hit me. The 2010 vintage was my first out in the wide, wide world and I can honestly say I had no idea how hard winemakers work! I went into harvest thinking I would have time to post blog entries, take walks around Seward Park, and enjoy my days off. That didn't happen.

Working with the team at Betz Winery is serious business. Everyone there is smart, skilled, and willing to do what it takes to get the job done. During the peak of harvest, we worked six or seven days a week, and we didn't get to go home until the job was done. Don't get me wrong, I loved every minute of it (and still do), but I have a new respect for all the people that make it happen.


1 comment:

  1. Louis,
    It has been a pleasure to see you blossom into a very knowledgable enophile. I love to watch you lead a tasting group; your masterful verve belies your young age. Having lunch with you in my home nearly every week and sharing my cellar with you gives me some bragging rights to your success.
    Your wine blogs are insightful and comprehensive and a pleasure to read. Your future is assured. It may be premature to say, "Move over Robert Parker", but he would be wise to put you on retainer.
    The student has surpassed the teacher. In vino veritas, Joseph Walike, MD