Merlot grapes were ready for harvest this past Saturday at Charron Vineyards and Winery, 18585 S. Sonoita Highway (Arizona 83). At left, Andy Lacy, front, admires a cluster he just picked. His friend Tyler Rhoades, behind, works in the same field. A few dozen volunteer harvesters arrived at sunrise and worked through the morning Saturday. Some harvested; others sorted and helped with pressing the grapes. Later on, volunteers shared in refreshments, lunch and wine at the end of the shift. The winery is open Friday through Sunday, 10 a.m. to 6 p.m., for tastings indoors or out on the deck.