Intern Rebecca Weber plays counterweight to a barrel of wine.
Bob Betz goes over vineyard notes with Upland Vineyard's Todd Newhouse.
Row markers at Red Willow Vineyards.
Bob Betz speaks with Patricia Gelles
A fine looking bunch early in the season
Betz Family Winery Harvest 2011
Scott Williams of Kiona Vineyards speaks with Bob Betz, while assistant winemaker Tyson Schiffner listens in.
Beautiful day on Red Mountain
Tyson, Bob and Steve with the guys from Olsen Vineyards.
An early season trip to Eastern Washington.
A beautiful summer day in the desert.
The view from Boushey Vineyards looking out over the Yakima Valley.
Steve Griessel and Bob Betz go over vineyard notes with Dick Boushey of Boushey Vineyard
Barrels on the cellar floor
Getting ready for racking
The 2011 Crush Crew getting ready for another long crush day
The Crush Crew gets to work sorting berries
A look down the sorting table
Tyson examining the shaker table designed to mechanically sort shot berries and jacks from the grapes
Crush line in action!
Tyson and intern Jake Kulina start the fermentations with an addition of yeast
Each fermentation gets regular punch downs to ensure good color and phenolic extraction.
Juice is being pressed from the skins when fermentation is nearly finished
Juice flowing into the press pan
Cellar Assistant Casey Cobble tasting from the pressed juice to tell when to stop pressing
Gorgeous weather for an outdoor press day!
Bob Betz assessing the pressed juice
A beautiful cluster almost ready for harvest
Small berries on loose clusters mean more potential phenolic extraction