What’s happening at the winery?
The weather has remained hot and the grapes are well ahead of a “normal” year. We had many July and August days in the 90s and even a few 100 degree days in a row. I visited some of our vineyards and I noticed lots of fruit on the vines. Because of the heat, the vines can handle a large crop – it will still get ripe before it’s harvested. This is going to lead to many grapes for sale this year and a huge 2015 vintage.
We bottled our 2014 Chardonnay, which is unoaked, more Niagara, and our 2010 Syrah recently. We also made a very small batch of oaked Chardonnay (just two barrels) which we’ll bottle soon for our wine club members.
When I went to visit vineyards recently, I went to look at Pinot Gris and Pinot Noir. The brix in the Pinot Noir is currently at a 15 or 16. We want to harvest it at 24.
We expect that the Pinot Gris grapes from Dion ...more...
WINE OF THE MONTH
This summer has been pretty crazy. We have had a really nice week or so of nice weather, but this next week is filled with those 90+ degree days. Why not stop in the winery and pick up a case or two of our American Niagara. The American Niagara is our Wine of the Month for August. A great crisp and semi sweet white wine to get through those hot summer days. A new lower price of just $7 a bottle makes this WOM price seem as crazy as the weather
$5.25 per bottle
$63.00 per case
$7.00 per bottle
$84.00 per case
Heritage Wine Club:
$4.99 per bottle
$59.88 per case