The last fruit was sampled and tested on Monday as we were scheduling our final picks of the season. It was all hands on deck as our General Manager, Curtis Strohl, walked our estate vineyard in Oakville, stopping at every 7th vine to ensure a representative sample. He carefully collected berries at different levels of height, exposure to sunlight, and shade, aiming to get an average sample. These grapes were later tested for levels of brix, pH, and phenolic compounds in the lab to determine their ripeness. Our harvest was almost over, and we did everything we could to guarantee that it ended on a high note!