Harvest 2008, Will Jarvis Science Project & Holiday Gift Packs 2008-11-01
Above: William E. Jarvis and son William R. Jarvis
Leticia and I were cleaning out
the old Pilot Winery when we came across this little experimental wine barrel
that we are holding above. Our son Will used this barrel for his famous eighth
grade science project. This was the project that led recently to a new Jarvis
wine which will be introduced in 2009! Will Jarvis now 25, did his science project 14 years ago at Harker
School. He chose and picked his grapes; and, since it was an experiment, he
made just enough wine for a small barrel, the one shown above.
When his wine had bottle aged about ten years, and he was legally able
to taste it, he noted that after all those years the wine had a unique fruity
Will repeated his experiment in the controlled Jarvis winery cave, once
again using a smaller than usual barrel. The resultant fruity flavor so
astounded our Wine Consultant Dimitri Tchlistcheff that a new product was born,
called the “Science Project”!
William and Leticia Jarvis
Above: Martin Becerra, Vineyard
Manager; Ted Henry, Winemaker;
and William and Leticia Jarvis
The Vineyard Harvest Team celebrating
the last day of the 2008 Harvest in front of the old Pilot Winery where Jarvis
winemaking started in 1988.
New Holiday Gift Packs
How to simplify your gift giving
this holiday season! We offer eight gift selections starting at $108.
pack includes passes for a winery visit, including a tour and tasting, for two
people. Gift notes can be customized for your holiday message. If you would prefer,
create your own gift pack! Simply give us a call. Details for each gift pack can be found at this link.
Call us at the winery to place
your Holiday Gift order 800-255-5280 ext. 155