Category Archives: Growing

Bedding Down

Monday morning two days ago saw skies overcast with temperatures a balmy 40 degrees. Monday also coincided with the arrival of six carloads of migrant workers who were here to spend two or three days pruning vines in preparation for … Continue reading

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Harvest 2014: The Experts Weigh In

The 2014 recap from Cornell’s Veraison to Harvest arrived today, and while the overall theme was consistent with what we had previously reported, there were some interesting new observations. Yes, things looked pretty dismal coming out of winter, and going … Continue reading

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At End of Harvest

We have been holding off commenting on this pending Cornell’s final Veriason to Harvest issue, where they present an excellent summary of harvest across the state. But in the interests of sharing something, we will offer our own observations and … Continue reading

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A Community Harvest

Keuka Lake Vineyards is one of those small operations that epitomizes the notion of a farm winery.  Mel Goldman came to being a winery owner from years of grape growing, and is committed to deciding about what he wants to … Continue reading

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Fruit Maturity

As reported in Cornell University’s Veraison to Harvest newsletter, September did in fact turn out to be lovely – perhaps even historically lovely in terms of reasonably warm, reasonably sunny, and dry. The result has been good ripening, a bit … Continue reading

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Fall Harvest Party at Ravines

One of the joys of belonging to a wine club is having the opportunity to celebrate the harvest at member-only events. Our first of this season was held yesterday at Ravines Wine Cellars in their Geneva facility. Adding to the … Continue reading

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Prayers Answered

Today was a joyous day on two counts. First, our remaining five rows of Chardonnay found a home after being reposted on the Cornell grape market site. The neighbors and I spent the morning filling up all of the available … Continue reading

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