Harvest 2020 Information

Harvest 2020 — We're Crushing It

TO OUR VALUED  HARVEST CLIENTS:

As we look forward to another successful harvest together, below please find the logistics and contact information for Harvest 2020 at Rack & Riddle:

Harvest 2020
Covid-19 Wellness Procedures

All visits must be scheduled and approved before arrival.

In addition, per the Health Order from the Sonoma County Public Health Officer & CALOSHA, Rack & Riddle requires that all visitors to our facility perform a wellness check prior to coming onsitePlease visit the SoCo COVID-19 Check site at:

 

 

Or, download the SoCo COVID-19 Check app on your mobile device to answer a few simple health screening questions and then text or email a screen shot of your completed wellness check to your Rack & Riddle contact. A cell phone number will be provided by the R&R staff member coordinating your visit.

Visitors that have been scheduled to enter the facility must be wearing a face covering such as a mask or scarf which covers their nose and mouth and maintain proper social distancing during the entirety of their visit. Visitors will only be allowed to visit the press pad and grape hopper with a RNR Representative. You will not be allowed to enter the cellar, barrel, or lab areas. We also ask that visitors bring their own high-visibility safety vests.

Upon arrival, proceed to the office door located on the first floor, south entrance of the main building with mask and call the RNR representative coordinating your visit. Sanitizer will be provided, and required, prior to signing your in-time in log-book. Sign-out is required when you leave the property as well.

Tank tastings will not be performed on premise. Please request samples from your R&R contact and taste off-site or outside with own glass and spittoon.

Harvest 2020
Details

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PROTOCOLS and PAPERWORK

Be sure all written protocols have been emailed or 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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ADDITIVES

All additives including yeast should be delivered one week prior to scheduling so it can be logged in and available. A delivery area will be set up outside the lower entrance to the main
building.

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DELIVERY NOTICE: ImPORTANT

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 visitors/client winemakers and staff need to schedule an appointment before arrival. Check-in upon arrival with the person that you have been scheduled with. The office is located on the first floor, south entrance of the main building.

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WINEMAKER OFFICE “HARVEST HOURS”

Winemaker harvest office hours are as follows:

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

PLEASE CALL TO SCHEDULE ALL VISITS IN ADVANCE  — (707) 433-8400 x209.

Delivery Information &
GRAPE SCALE HOURS

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DELIVERIES: SCHEDULE 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.

SCHEDULE DELIVERY — CALL: (707) 433-8400 x209.

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WEIGH SCALE HOURS

The weigh scale is open:

  • Monday—Saturday: 6 a.m. — 4 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
WINEMAKER CONTACTS

GRAPE DELIVERY SCHEDULING

Contact: Manveer Sandhu, Director of Winemaking
Office: (707) 433-8400 x112
Mobile/text: (707) 872-7001
Email: manveer@rackandriddle.com

GRAPE DELIVERY UPDATES/PROTOCOLS

Contact: Sandrine Bourcier, Sparklng Winemaker
Hours: On-site 5 a.m. to 3 p.m. during Harvest Season
Office: (707) 433-8400 x209
Mobile/text: (707) 968-1481
Email: sandrine@rackandriddle.com

Contact: Jenn Zeek, Still Winemaker
Hours: On-site 12 p.m. to 10 p.m. during Harvest Season.
Office: (707) 433-8400 x209
Mobile/text: (707) 815-5504
Email: jennifer@rackandriddle.com

 

Still Wine Harvest
WINEMAKER CONTACTS

GRAPE DELIVERY SCHEDULING

Contact: Manveer Sandhu, Director of Winemaking
Office: (707) 433-8400 x112
Mobile/text: (707) 872-7001
Email: manveer@rackandriddle.com

GRAPE DELIVERY UPDATES/PROTOCOLS

Contact: Jenn Zeek, Still Winemaker
Hours: On-site 5 a.m. to 3 p.m. during Harvest Season
Office: (707) 433-8400 x209
Mobile/text: (707) 815-5504
Email: jennifer@rackandriddle.com

Contact: Sandrine Bourcier, Sparkling Winemaker
Hours: On-site 12 p.m.. to 10 p.m. during Harvest Season.
Office: (707) 433-8400 x209
Mobile/text: (707) 968-1481
Email: sandrine@rackandriddle.com

Healdsburg
Winemaking Team

Contact: Penny Gadd-Coster, Executive Director of Winemaking
Office: (707) 433-8400 x101
Mobile/text: (707) 536-6339
Email: penelope@rackandriddle.com

Contact: Sarah Hunt, Assistant Winemaker
Hours: On-site 6 a.m. to 4 p.m. during Harvest Season
Office: (707) 433-8400 x116
Mobile/text: (770) 530-9660
Email: sarah@rackandriddle.com

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