The end of harvest does not mean the end of work on Gantz Family Vineyards. There are many tasks to put our Russian River Valley vineyard to bed and get it ready for its reawakening the next season.
A common quandary in the Russian River Valley this time of year is what to do with all the persimmons? A full-grown tree can produce a lot of fruit, and all of it is ripe at the exact same time. The fruit is too precious to let it spoil -- I see small, little guys going for $2 at the local grocery store -- so here are some ideas for how you can use all that lovely fruit so it doesn't go to waste: