Harvesting our Icewine is always a team effort and this year's was no exception. Andrew Moon, our viticulturist, started calling all the Tinhorn Creek staff around 6:30am on January 12, 2012 and by 7am picking was well underway. By 8am we were all back in the winery warming up with beverages and treats.
Tinhorn Creek Vineyard
January 12, 2012
May 1, 2012
Vineyard Operations: Early shoot thinning, Green bunch and leaf removal.
Growing Conditions: A cool growing season, warm fall. Average rainfall.
The 2011 Oldfield Series Kerner Icewine was hand harvested at -11 Celsius on January 12, 2012. The ferment took about six weeks in stainless steel.