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Ed Scherrer on Harvesting Chardonnay in California’s Alexander Valley

Grape grower and octogenarian farmer Ed Scherrer has overseen harvest on his family’s land for decades. In this video he describes the process of harvesting Chardonnay and how he looks for pristine bunches and a minimum of botrytis and few leaves.

Ask a Winemaker shot on location with Ed Scherrer in the Scherrer Vineyard and in the barn that Cyrus Alexander’s son built in the 1850’s, which has been the Scherrer family’s barn since the late 1890s.