Harvest season began for us on September 20 and ended on October 3. 10 hours every day, hand-picking clusters and hauling lugs of grapes weighing 1000 pounds each. We harvested approximately 51,822 pounds of Vidal Blanc alone! Which is 67% increase over last year harvest.
Over all we harvested 93,385 pounds of grapes with an overall increase of 69% over last year. A HUGE shout out to our Vineyard Manager John McCoy and his crew for their amazing efforts pruning and taking care of the vines. They truly are the ones that get the fruit from Ground to Glass....Salute!
We produce approximately 500,000 bottles of wine a year, we will produce 55,000 of those from this year's harvest.
Our Noiret crop (used to make our Moon Dreams and R2) came in yields that were better than past years, producing exceptional high quality fruit.
Chardonnel (used to make our White October) brixs were right on target and because of the less harsh winter and dry summer we harvested 157% more fruit this year than last.
Vidal Blanc Ice Wine grapes are still holding strong and will be harvested after our first hard frost.
Do you want to take a tour of our winery? Call (740) 545-1000 to make a reservation or email firstname.lastname@example.org. Tours are conducted Saturdays at 3:00 pm and you must make a reservation in advance.