Month: August 2014

August 25, 2014 Bob No comments exist

We had a great group out on August 23rd to help harvest our vignoles grapes. Anticipating the heat, we started early and picked the grapes in record time. We had an early lunch prepared by our own Chef Julie. A big THANK YOU goes to all of the volunteers that come to help. You made…

August 20, 2014 Bob No comments exist

The 2014 harvest and crush is now underway. Our winemaker crushed Kansas Frontenac into the fermentation bin this morning. They smell and taste wonderful. Unlike white grapes, red grapes are not pressed immediately and are fermented on this skins. They are punched down a minimum of three times every day in order to extract the color and tannins…