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A long hot summer

Posted on July 30, 2012 at 12:25 PM

Wanted to let you know that we and the grapes are surviving this long hot summer. After several irrigation/pump breakdowns the watering is going somewhat more smoothly. The grapes on the whole are loaded, especially the Frontenacs. Bob and Josh have been picking a LOT of chokecherries thanks to a bumper crop this year all around town, and have also picked some sour cherries for a fun new wine coming out this fall! Soon the bird netting will have to go up as the grapes are already starting to color. Working outside has been a challenge for sure; we all look forward to some cooler fall weather. It is a good thing to have to work at fermenting and bottling in the air-conditioned winery. We have also been appreciating the internet and the ability to take credit and debit cards with the iPad - customers appreciate it as well! We finally have some signs up at the corners so visitors can more easily find us here in the valley, thanks to Vida Landa (whose artwork is on our label!).

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