We can't believe it but Harvest 2018 is here!
It's our most favorite time of the year at the Ranch!
Everyone comes together to help get the grapes off the vine,
it's a lot of hard work and long days, but there is something special
in the air that you can't help and feel deep down in your heart.
This will be our 106th harvest as a family at Testa and
we are looking forward to every minute!
Cheers to a beautiful harvest season!
Harvest is the most exciting time of the year for us, this year was exceptionally memorable!
Tommy's first– we got to dip his little feet into his first crush and he loved it as much as we did.The boys were awesome this year getting the grapes picked, delivered to wineries and crushing for us too!The girls were busy making sure the memories we were all making were saved to cherish, a picture is worth a thousand words – see below.
The fire was so tragic, and hurt our neighbors in this beautiful valley, we will be there for them as they rebuild and strength has come from this horrific event from this wonderful community we live in. #MendoWineStrong - If you would like to help victims in need you can make a donation directly here to: The Community Foundation of Mendocino County.
The Harvest started out hot and fast, then we had a cool spell and time to catch up and get ready for the next batches. The amazing flavors as a result of perfect ripening weather, happy vines and abundant crop allowed for us to take in much more fruit for ourselves this year in hopes of building our sales too!
Rusty and I could not be more thankful for health in our family and friends. We are excited for our first Christmas as grandparents and the rest of our lives with our family and friends. Thank you for sharing your time with us too!