Here at WineTalent, we value hard work, and greatly appreciate everyone out there who is contributing to our local, national and global economies. Labor Day may simply seem like a day off at the beginning of September, but it is a day honoring the contributions workers have made to the strength, prosperity and well-being of our country.
Labor Day became a US federal holiday in 1894. It symbolizes the end of summer for many of us, and I am looking forward to celebrating it with some time on the water, and with family and friends.
Labor Day may be celebrated by many of us the first Monday of September, but in the wine industry, many production folks don't get the day off. Mother nature marches to her own drummer, and only she knows when the fruit will be ripe for picking and when the fermentations will start for winemaking. For all of my friends working over this Labor Day weekend, please know that everyone greatly appreciates all your hard work, and we hope you'll have an opportunity for some rest and relaxation once crush is over.
To everyone out in the wine community, thank you for all of your hard work.