Yesterday marked the first day of harvest 2017 for Luna Vineyards. Our dedicated crew worked through the night to pick the first crush, guided by early morning light to fill the bins with only the highest quality of fruit. These first fruits of harvest hold a special place of honor, symbolizing the hands and hearts who nurtured them throughout the year.
A ceremonial Blessing of the Grapes is a ritual Luna embraces each year to kick off this rewarding season. The blessing, delivered by Pastor Eric Daniel from Hillside Church in Napa Valley, signifies our thanksgiving for another bountiful harvest and acknowledges its official start. It prepares our team for an intense, but satisfying period where we pull together to move toward a common goal. The harvest season is both hard work and incredibly satisfying for all of us involved.
Tracing back to the Old Testament, this custom of blessing the grapes allows us to take a step back and to gather everyone – to usher in the harvest. We invite you to follow along with us during this busy season and witness the true beauty of nature’s gifts.