From our resident photographer, Ellen Watson:
"I went by the vineyard on Saturday of Labor Day weekend. There is now wire fencing around all of the grapes that I have been documenting....heavy wire fencing that either needed to be opened up or crawled underneath. I did not want to do either one of these things without first speaking to Christopher or Allison. However, it was really busy with lots of weekend visitors and I did not want to bother the staff with my questions while they were busy selling wine! So, I left and emailed Allison about getting inside the fencing. She said it was ok to go inside, as long as I was very careful about it. I went back a few days later and crawled inside. No easy task with a tripod, camera, camera bag, etc. However, I managed it and am I glad I did. All of the grapes look very luscious at this point. They are plump and juicy looking. The Pinot Grigio grapes are now the “root beer” color that I was told they would eventually be. Once again, it was a really stunning day when I was there. Every time I go to Channing Daughters, I am struck by the silence on the property. The property is really big, and it is far enough off the road, that the only real noise you can hear is the drone of a plane overhead once in a while."
Pictures after the jump