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Harvest Season Information

Dear Valued Harvest Client,

It’s our 13th harvest at Rack & Riddle, and we look forward to another successful season with you!

Below, please find logistics and contact information for Harvest 2019 at Rack & Riddle.

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IMPORTANT DETAILS

It’s our 13th harvest at Rack & Riddle, and we look forward to another successful season with you! Below, please find logistics and contact information for Harvest 2019 at Rack & Riddle.

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YOUR PROTOCOLS and PAPERWORK
Be sure all written protocols have been delivered to the winemaking staff one week prior to scheduling deliveries. No processing will be done without a written protocol.

All paperwork must be completed prior to grape delivery — quote signed, standard terms
agreement signed, current insurance certificate on file.

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YOUR ADDITIVES
All additives including yeast should be delivered one week prior to scheduling so it can be logged in and available.

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DELIVERY SCHEDULES & NOTICES
Please note that we do not have shaded areas or warehouse space available to hold fruit. It is imperative that we adhere to delivery schedules.

  • Deliveries will only be accepted in ½ ton macro bins and 2-ton gondolas.
  • Driver Should bring a completed copy of our Grape Hauling Form.
  • See Grape Scale Deliveries below for more information

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VISITOR CHECK-IN
All visiting client winemakers and staff should check in upon arrival with our winemaking staff. This office is located on the first floor, south entrance of the main building.

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OUR HARVEST OFFICE HOURS
Winemaker harvest office hours are as follows:

  • Monday— Friday: 6 a.m. —5 p.m.
  • Saturday: 7 a.m. — 5 p.m.
  • Sunday: By appointment only.

Please call in advance for meetings so that we can make ourselves available and better accommodate your needs.

Grape Scale Delivery Info & Hours

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SCHEDULE DELIVERIES IN ADVANCE
All deliveries must be scheduled in advance, and go to our Alexander Valley location (see map below). Rack & Riddle in Geyserville has easy access and plenty of turnaround space.

  • Deliveries must be scheduled 72-hours ahead, along with estimated time of delivery to the winery.
  • We must get a call ahead if the delivery will be late, and we cannot guarantee weigh or processing that day if you miss your delivery window.
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WEIGH SCALE HOURS
The weigh scale is open:

  • Monday—Friday: 6 a.m. — 4 p.m.
  • Saturday: 7 a.m. — 3 p.m.
  • Sunday: By appointment only

LATE DELIVERIES
If the delivery is late, we must get a call ahead and cannot guarantee weigh or processing that day.

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PEST REPORTS
The client is responsible for providing pest reporting if needed to Rack & Riddle at the time of scheduling, i.e., EGVM, LBAM.

The driver is responsible for carrying appropriate pest paperwork. Don’t Forget the Grape Hauling Form!

ALL grape deliveries go to:

Rack & Riddle
Alexander Valley
4001 HWY 128
Geyserville, CA

Sparkling Harvest Contacts

Manveer Sandhu, Head Winemaker

Manveer Sandhu
Head Winemaker
(707) 433-8400 x205
Email Manveer

Sandrine Bourcier, Sparkling Winemaker

Sandrine Bourcier
Sparkling Winemaker
(707) 433-8400 x205
Email Sandrine

Sarah Hunt, Assistant Operations Winemaker

Sarah Hunt
Assistant Operations Winemaker
(707) 433-8400 x205
Email Sarah

Still Harvest Contacts

Manveer Sandhu, Head Winemaker

Manveer Sandhu
Head Winemaker
(707) 433-8400 x205
Email Manveer

Jennifer Zeek, Production Winemaker

Jenn Zeek-Sweet
Production Winemaker
Office: (707) 433-8400 x205
Email Jennifer

Penny Gadd-Coster, Executive Director of Winemaking

Penny Gadd-Coster
Executive Director of Winemaking
Office: (707) 433-8400 x101
Email Penny

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