During harvest, visitors to Tassel Ridge can look down from the visitors’ gallery right onto the crush pad where the action takes place on mornings through early afternoon during the week. We rarely harvest on weekends mainly because vineyard and cellar team members are already working long days. The harvest actually starts at about 3 a.m. and continues until about 11 a.m. each day. Processing fruit continues until all of the fruit harvested that day is crushed (red wines) and pressed (white and rosé wines). We only harvest when the fruit is ready and when there is no rain.
The Tasting Room staff are happy to explain what is happening during our normal business hours.