back at their house, we crushed the merlot grapes and put the pinot noir and petite sirah--which had finished fermenting--thru a press. it's exciting to watch the color and taste of the wine change as it is pressed. after pressing, the wine went into barrels.
terri, addie, dude, and bella joined us for the afternoon activities. the dogs enjoyed chaising chickens around the yard, checking out the goats, and developing a taste for grape skins, which they ate all afternoon (they prefer the petite sirah skins to the pinot noir).