In order to assure the best quality grapes, we comb and remove excess leaves. Our grapes are hand picked, crushed, pressed and immediately chilled to 35 degrees. This Cold stabilization process acts as a natural filter and removes much of the sediment.
Crop Outlook for 2016
What a year! So far the crop of all varieties is excellent. Very mild winter. No spring frost. We have thinned most varieties. Leaf removal and combing (opening grape brunches to sunshine) are also completed. This should be an excellent wine quality year. All varieties have excellent crops. We have reduced prices on some varieties including vinifera.
We are celebrating 35 years of growing grapes. Brix reading for early varieties of August 15th are as follows: Marquette 14, Foch 13, Brianna 13, Relience 13. As always, please let us know as soon as possible when ordering early varieties. We will be deploying bird netting hopefully avoid last years losses.