Winemaking Posted on August 9, 2017 by Domaine Artefact Harvest 2017 We are getting ready for Harvest 2017! We are madly dropping fruit (heavy winter rains have produced a large fruit load) putting up our bird netting, ordering oak barrels and new SS tanks, expanding the crush pad and upgrading our electricity so we can run the destemmer and press at the same time! The olive trees were sprayed with clay to prevent olive fly investation so we have a large “flocked” orchard now. We are getting a bit anxious as this year we are anticipating a record estate harvest in excess of 25 tons and we are buying an additional 7-8 tons of fruit! We are planning to offer our “Harvest 101” classes again so keep an eye out for posts! I am also really really excited to bottle our 2016 Dessert Wine- it’s killer! Cheers everyone! Post navigation Good Times on the Patio!