Winemaker Journal
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What’s happening at the winery
Harvest is complete! We got the first fruit, which was Pinot Gris, in on September 28. Total harvest time for us was about two and a half weeks, which is just about average. We had a later spring than we have in recent years, but the nice, warm summer allowed for a gradual ripening of the fruit. Fortunately, we got all of our fruit off the vines before the heavy rain started. Lots of fruit got really wet, but not ours. The Pinot Noir came in on October 5, and the Riesling was the last variety we got in. Despite the extended hang time for the Riesling, it still came in with a lower sugar level than the Pinot Gris. This is characteristic of Riesling – it’s almost always our last variety in off the vines.

The volume of grapes this year was higher than average, expect for the Niagara. That’s okay – we already have a lot of it.

Pinot Report
We just finished crushing the 2017 Pinot Noir and it’s undergoing fermentation. ...more...

Events

Annual Christmas Tree

What will your”discount” ornament be?
Choose a case of wine, all one flavor or mix and match.
Pull an ornament from the Tree to reveal your discount of 20 -50% off.
Club members get an addition 5%.