What It’s Like To Work at a Wine Harvest


My Experience at Belle Pente Winery By: Matt Perrella I worked my first wine harvest in 2014. The winery was Belle Pente in Willamette Valley, Oregon. Being in Willamette Valley, the primary focus was on Pinot Noir, but smaller quantities of Chardonnay, Riesling, Gamay and Muscat were also made. I can truly say it was a gratifying experience. You can learn the steps of winemaking from books but getting a behind the scenes view garners a new appreciation for all that goes into it. There is something to be said about opening a bottle of 2014 Belle Pente and knowing that [...]