Icewine 2013 Harvest @ Leonard Oakes from Bryan Calandrelli on Vimeo.

Mother Nature did not disappoint the harvest crew at Leonard Oakes Winery as the week of January 21st provided more than enough time for Jonathan Oakes and gang to pull the rest of their grapes from the 2012-growing season. Bone-chilling temperatures and a massive snowfall didn’t make it comfortable or easy but it did ease nerves and make for a long window to press out their frozen grapes.

This quick interview and series of images is a glimpse into what it was like the day of the vidal harvest. I wish I had more video from that day but it was so cold, my camera kept shutting down thanks to the batteries not being as hardy as the crew.