It is harvest season in Okanagan wine country! Here is a behind the scenes look at how grapes are harvested, prepped, and transformed into delicious Kelowna wines.
Grapes can be picked by hand or by machines. We recently got a first-hand experience in the vineyard and on the crush pad.
A regular pair of garden clippers and gardening gloves will do the trick.
The harvested grapes are then transferred into large bins. Once the bins are full, they will then be forklifted to the crush pad.
The bins of Foch grapes are filling up.
These Chardonnay grapes are being dropped into the crushing and destemming machine.
The crushed grapes are then moved into the presser.
Now we have juice ready for fermentation!
Wesla Wong & Duane English are meteorologists based in Kelowna. When not looking at weather charts, you will find the couple skiing, playing music or hiking with their dogs - enjoying everything that the Okanagan has to offer.