All objects were used in 1997–98 at Stag’s Leap Wine Cellars and are gifts from Warren and Barbara Winiarski.
Sign posted around the vineyard, a reminder to drive slowly to keep dust off the grapes
Orchard heater/smudge pot placed at the end of a vineyard row and fueled with kerosene
The smudge pots are lit to prevent the vines from freezing when the temperature drops.
Pruning shears, long-handled, for trimming vine growth
Pruning shears, handheld, for trimming vine growth
Picking knife for culling the grapes midway through the growing season and for harvesting the crop when the grapes are ripe
Culling, or “dropping crop,” limits the crop and helps concentrate flavor in the remaining grapes.
Gloves worn by workers picking grapes
The special surface helps keep hands dry while reducing the chance of a knife slipping.
Picking pan used by workers harvesting the grapes with picking knives
This handwork is done on small estates, while mechanized harvesting is preferred in large vineyards.
Constitution Avenue, NW
Between 12th and 14th Streets