Pavle Milic Harvests the Grapes for His Still Unnamed Wine

In this occasional series, Pavle Milic (co-owner of FnB, Baratin, Bodega and AZ Wine Merchants in Scottsdale) will spill about his current mission to learn how wine is made -- literally from the Southern Arizona ground up. Today: the harvest.

Momentary Suspension of Reality

I have made the drive to Elgin's Dos Cabezas WineWorks many times, but this time -- at dawn on a mid-September day -- I feel an extra sense of ease as I exit onto State Route 83 from the I-10. Perhaps it's the majestic panorama that elicits a mood shift or the fact that I'm getting farther away from all things urban and going toward beautiful rural Arizona. It also helps that I'm listening to Baltimore's Beach House's latest album: "Bloom."

Or maybe it's the fact that it's finally time for the harvest.

See Also: - Pavle Milic's Quest to Make Wine: A Quixotic Exploit? - Pavle Prunes the Vines -- and Keeps an Eye out for Rattlesnakes - Pavle Prepares to Harvest the Grapes and Reveals the Blend

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