By Lenn Thompson, Editor-in-Chief

Sunday morning, I was joined by several New York Cork Report readers, other bloggers and their families to pick cabernet franc grapes at Raphael as a part of the 'Sonis Cellars 2009 harvest (read more about my ongoing 'Sonis Cellars project). 

It was a truly perfect, sunny, mild day for picking and I think the group had a great time. I shot video throughout the day and put together this clip that I hope captures the fun of the day — especially the fun that my son, Jackson, had helping out. You'll no doubt notice a cluster of grapes in his left hand pretty much throughout the day. Nena had to pry it from his hands at before they got home for his nap.

Clearly, he is at home in a vineyard.

Oh, and for those who are curious, the grapes were around 21 brix or so and had really nice, only gently herbal green flavors. No bell pepper cab franc here folks.