Rack & Riddle receives first grapes of the 2014 harvest from Amista Vineyards
Rack & Riddle Custom Crush takes in the first grapes of the 2014 harvest for Amista Vineyards, 3320 Dry Creek Road. To celebrate the first harvest at the new Rack & Riddle Geyserville location, 4001 Highway 128, a traditional harvest luncheon was served to local winemakers using the facilities.
Local winemakers Scot Covington from Trione Vineyards & Winery, Brad Beard from Mercury, Steve Fredson from Rack & Riddle
and others ate the classic Mexican fare from Casa del Mole, 434 Center Street. The mobile caterer offered carnitas & chicken build your own taco bar to be washed down with Rack & Riddle Brut, Brut Rose and Blanc de Blanc.
A table filled with the Murphy clan, Doreen, Patty, T.J. and grower Phil Marcucci was across from the Mumm Cellars group, Tim Pelquest, and Ashley Jackson, Stan Jennings and Rebecca Faust from Rack & Riddle. From as far as Yorkville and Hopland, owners from Yorkville Cellars and Albertina Cellars chatted with other winery owners and celebrated the new Rack & Riddle facility. Truck after truck of just picked grapes rolled in all afternoon and the air filled with the smell of crushed grapes.