2015 Harvest Report by Winemaker Alex Kanzler
It’s been a hectic month as Vintage 2015 came at us fast, furious and early! Fall is always the busiest time of year for us at Kanzler Family Vineyards but this year Mother Nature decided fruit was ready 9 days earlier than in 2014, which was itself an earlier than average year. It’s just the three of us (my parents and I) and we all have our plates full. I work long hours at the winery while my parents are busy keeping the business side going. It’s all a bit stressful, but fun and rewarding because harvest is the culmination of another year of hard work in the vineyard. As farmers first we know the vineyard is really where the magic happens.