Three Grace Cellars

Chelan, WA

I take Hwy 20 back to the East side.  I’m late, I’m late, I’m late singing in my head.

View of Ross Lake from Hwy 20.
View of Ross Lake from Hwy 20.

But man the drive was worth it.

Through high country and a twisting road.  Back to the Okanogan Valley.

Late to dinner at the best pizza place. The Myth. (one of two stops I make almost every time in town.  The other is Bear Foods Creperie).

Dinner mission accomplished.  On to the next task.  A weekend of wine making.

Last fall, Brr and I stopped in at Chelan and helped press wine.  It’s time to bottle that wine.

SAMSUNGAbout 200 bottles worth of pinot noir and cab/merlot.

Sitting on the floor in the laundry room with a line of carboys and bottles and a siphon.

Picking grapes off the vines in the backyard.

Crushing them and taking first steps for the next batch of wine.

Pausing in the heat.

SAMSUNGMaking good food to go with the dregs from the carboys.

Dining on one of my favorite decks (I have a list of top favorite decks. This is number one).

Good food, conversation and home made vino.  Toasting one winemaker who left us too early.

There’s too much wine in the house. A case for Brr goes in the back of my truck. And some extra for stops along the way.

SAMSUNGTime to move.

South I go.

 

 

 

The winemakers Jim and Robert
The winemakers Jim and Robert

 

About Natalie

Natalie Fisher is a dancer, teacher, silk aerialist, and choreographer. She is inspired by the wilderness. Her work involves finding the seam where her worlds of dance, aerials and the wilderness meet.

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