At Rutherford Hill, Marisa makes a last-minute decision to pick an entire vineyard of her best merlot. Meanwhile, merlot is also on the menu at Chimney Rock; and the folks at Markham Vineyards enjoy a Mexican barbecue on the crush pad.
The Chimney Rock team picks a row of grapes and then presses them by hand; Charlie Wolleson's grapes arrive at Markham Vineyards; and Rutherford Hill mourns the passing of an iconic member of the winery.
A year at three Napa Valley, Cal., wineries is charted in this series, which begins with Chimney Rock's Elizabeth Vianna heading out for the first pick of the season. Markham Vineyards' Kimberlee Nichols, meanwhile, goes sampling in a favorite vineyard; and Rutherford Hill is forced to play catchup after a disjointed preparation for harvest.