The dinner of dinners at Mountford Estate was for Winston's Birthday. Winston, Mountford Estate Winemaker CP Lin's seeing eye dog, turned 5. Each year on his birthday, CP organizes a large dinner party filled with great wines and food and this evening was no exception, from the guest chef to the food to the wines!
After a rainy day on Wednesday in which we spent it in the winery stomping grapes, Thursday and Friday have been beautiful and progressively warmer. Now to keep us busy, there are two areas that we cover - the vineyards and the winery.
Today was a rainy day. Not ideal for this time of year but we got all the grapes off the Gradient and Rise vineyards before the rain and the other grapes still need a little more time to ripen. Of course, the rain isn't helping but the forecast for tomorrow is sun again.
Despite the rain, we had plenty to do today. Now that we had grapes in from the vineyard, it was time to start the winemaking process.