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Monday, November 27, 2006

And that’s a wrap!

86 days or 2064 hours after we picked our first cluster of Brosseau Vineyard Chardonnay we conclude our 2006 harvest. I am always astounded when I review the stats and thought they might be fun to share. The colloquial version is that we kicked off our 2006 harvest on September 1st with the Brosseau Chardonnay and we concluded with the pressing of our Broken Leg Syrah on November 25, 2006. How we got from there to here is in large part due to the enormous support we continue to receive from our friends, family and the larger Berkeley/Oakland community. We hope we make this business a big enough success to pay all of those back for their hours and hours of support. In the meantime – here’s looking at 2006:

  • 86 days
  • 2064 hours
  • 213 punch down “sessions” or ~1065 vats punched
  • 10,567 new miles on the Prius
  • 47 Cheese Board pizzas consumed (too bad they don’t offer rewards!)
  • 3 broken thermometers
  • 1 broken hydrometer (a new record)
  • 0 broken thieves (also a new record)
  • 0 broken bones
  • 1 surgical procedure (Jared’s ass)
  • 3 days spent in the hospital
  • 1 near catastrophe avoided (the “crusher” incident)
  • 11 vineyards (4 new ones!)
  • 21.1 tons crushed
  • 52 barrels produced
  • 1300 cases to be produced (holy smokes!!)

Comments:
Those are indeed impressive numbers, Jared. Congratulations on a fine effort! Perhaps now you can relax and, if you can finally sit down comfortably, wait for the accolades to come roaring in! :)
 
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