Harvest 2021 Information

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TO OUR VALUED  HARVEST CLIENTS:

As we look forward to another successful harvest together, below please find the logistics and contact information for Harvest 2021 at Rack & Riddle:

COVID-19 WELLNESS PROCEDURES FOR ALL LOCATIONS

 

All visits must be scheduled and approved before arrival.

As we look forward to welcoming you back to Rack & Riddle – we still must operate
within the guidelines given to us by CalOSHA. With this in mind, and wanting our
employees to feel safe, we are asking each of you to follow some simple
rules/protocols articulated herein. These are as follows:

a) If you confidentially provide our Business Development Client Service Specialist
(Monica Smith) with proof of vaccination you will not have to wear a face
covering when visiting any of our locations. This includes both indoor and
outdoor spaces. We will maintain your name on a list, notifying our managers of
such status.

b) If you choose not to provide proof of vaccination, or have decided not to
receive the vaccination, we respectfully must require that you continue to wear
a mask while at any of our locations, whether indoors or outdoors.

Thank you for understanding our position. We hope further clarifications from the
State of California, along with continued significant reductions of COVID, will permit
us to eliminate these measures in the future.

Please 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.

Please call the Winemaking Team to schedule an appointment at 707-395-3349.

Harvest 2020
Details

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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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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

We will not have shaded areas or warehouse space available to hold fruit, so 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 need to make an appointment before arrival. They will 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: Manveer Sandhu, Director of Winemaking
Office: (707) 433-8400 x112
Mobile/text: (707) 872-7001
Email: manveer@rackandriddle.com

Contact: William Mathison, Assistant Winemaker
Hours: On-site 6 a.m. to 4 p.m. during Harvest Season
Office: (707) 433-8400 
Mobile/text: (707) 395-3353
Email: william@rackandriddle.com

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