Winemaker Journal
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What’s happening at the winery
The weather has remained mild – mostly in the 70s and 80s, but hot temperatures are expected to arrive mid-August. The mild temperatures can benefit the grapes, giving them more hang time on the vines in order to ripen more slowly. The slower ripening process means that the grapes have more time to develop fruit flavors. We are shaping up to harvest a couple of weeks later than last year, but still a couple of weeks earlier than average. During an average year, we harvest last September. Last year, we harvested beginning in early September. This year, I predict we’ll harvest in mid-September.

The Toasted Cow white has been wildly popular already. We sold out of our recent bottling, so we bottled more and then we sold out again. We are working on bottling more in order to meet our customers’ demand. We also recently bottled Riesling, Niagara and our Marion Berree raspberry wine.

Pinot Report
We have eight barrels of the 2015 Pinot Noir that we plan to make into a wine ...more...

Events 
Wine of the Month

WINE OF THE MONTH
Toasted Cow White

August 2016 Wine of the Month - Toasted Cow White
A beautifully balanced blend of fruit and sweetness, this wine is the culmination of several white grape varietals:

  • Pinot Gris
  • Chardonnay
  • Muller Thurgau
  • White Riesling
$8.40 per bottle
$100.80 per case
Regularly
$12.00 per bottle
$144.00 per case
Heritage Wine Club
$7.98 per bottle
$95.76 per case

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