Pre-Harvest Joe

Before Harvest Joe still had time for “other” things. These days his life is all consumed with grapes. I’m sure the few hours he sleeps each night his dreams are even filled with clusters of green and purple skinned fruit.

Just two days before the first fruits of the 2012 vintage were delivered Joe trekked down to Southern Oregon to see longtime friends, the Moores, at South Stage Cellars. They were hosting a wine dinner and invited Joe to be the guest of honor, as he is their winemaker under the custom winemaking segment of his business. Other than having a wine label the Moores are first and foremost farmers and Joe has been purchasing the great fruits of their labor since the early 1990s.

Read more and see pictures from the dinner published recently in The Examiner by Janet Eastman.