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The DuMOL Dirt The building block of great winegrowing.

We share great wine with you, but we’ve never shared all the dirty details of how great wine is made...until now.

The DuMOL Dirt is a quarterly publication taking you—issue by issue—into the vineyard, under the ground, into the bottle, and onto your table. Every element, from soil to barrel and everything in between, impacts the quality of the wine.

The more you know, the more you’ll appreciate not just DuMOL, but all wine—and the land and people that grow it. That’s the goal.

From all of us at DuMOL, enjoy The Dirt.

Issue No. 3 Harvest

Harvest Vine to Barrel

The date we pick the grapes is the most important decision in the entire winemaking process— it sets the tone for the vintage’s potential. No pressure.

If the date we pick determines the wine’s potential (or style), the farming up to that moment determines the wine’s quality. The role of the winery is to capture and maximize what the vineyard cultivates. When grapes arrive in excellent condition due to excellent farming, the hand of the winemaker can be in the background because much of the work is behind them.

Still, what happens in the winery matters. In this issue of The DuMOL Dirt, we’ll explore the who, what, where, when, and how of harvest—from farm to fermentation. Let’s go!

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Sketch of Simone's portrait

How’d you like this issue of The DuMOL Dirt? If you have any questions or comments, please get in touch with Simone, our resident Writer and Chief Curiosity Officer. We’d love to hear from you.

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