Do you want to get your hands dirty? Fantesca Estate & Winery is now accepting reservations for Hands on Harvest. This year it will be Saturday, October 4th, 2014. Hands on Harvest offers wine aficionados and budding vintners a chance to experience the magic of harvest for a day-without having to quit their day jobs!
If you would like to participate as a member of the Fantesca 2014 Crush Crew, here’s what’s in store for you:
You’ll be greeted at 8:30 a.m. with coffee, fresh fruit and baked goods – ample morning fuel to help tackle the harvest. You will work alongside proprietors Susan and Duane Hoff, Associate Winemaker Tony Arcudi, and the Fantesca harvest crew who will share a day in the life of a Fall grape harvest. Duane will share tales with you about the Spring Mountain District and Fantesca’s 10-acre vineyard, while Tony will show us how to taste grapes to determine when they have reached optimal ripeness and appropriate Brix levels. The Crush Crew will be carefully tutored about how to pick and meticulously sort the grapes, as well as the “how and why” of tank punch downs. Aspiring winemakers are encouraged to be as hands on as they wish, and should wear comfortable clothes and shoes.
After working up a sweat, the team will walk through Fantesca’s naturally cool cave to the Hoff’s home, where you will be rewarded with a well-deserved harvest lunch and raise a glass to toast the crew and the 2014 vintage. While enjoying lunch and a stunning view of Napa Valley, you will taste through Fantesca’s wines.
The Hands on Harvest day-long package includes:
• Fresh fruits, baked goods and coffee to fuel the Crush Crew
• A hands-on exploration of a day in the life of a winemaker during harvest
• Learning how to determine ripeness while picking and sorting fruit
• A historical look into the Spring Mountain District, Fantesca’s 10-acre vineyard, and their sustainable farming practices
• A harvest lunch at Proprietors Susan and Duane Hoff’s home
• An Official Fantesca 2014 Crush Crew wearable
Space is very limited and is $295 per person; your card will be charged once the reservation is made. Please contact Sarah at Sarah@fantesca.com or call 707-968-9229 ext106.
We look forward to crushing with you!
The Fantesca Estate & Winery
Fantesca Estate & Winery
2920 Spring Mountain Road | St