Hamel Family Wines’ 2014 harvest officially began this past Monday, September 8th when we picked and pressed the first block of Sauvignon Blanc from our Tres Palmas Vineyard. Monday was filled with firsts, our first pick using forty pound picking bins, our first pick ever from Block One of Tres Palmas, and the very first time we used our new Winery and Crush Pad to process and begin vinification! Monday was a busy one, but exciting as we begin harvesting the bounty of yet another positively memorable vintage. HFW’s photographer extraordinaire Kate Nagle chronicled the pick and crush, so take a look and let us know what you think. Cheers!