Here in Kansas harvest usually begins around the middle of August each year, but when does it officially end? Is it when the last grapes are picked at the end of September? Hardly. While white wine grapes are pressed immediately upon harvest from their skins, red wine grapes are fermented on the skins, and punched…
We are truly blessed to have such awesome people surrounding us here every day. We had an amazing Vignoles harvest Yesterday. Thanks to everyone that came out to help, Rougeon and Chambourcin are coming up! Cheers!
We had an amazing Marquette harvest Saturday. We more than doubled our harvest of last year. Thanks to everyone that came out to help, You all picked your grapes off! Cheers!
Harvest is here! The Frontenac grapes are crushed and getting ready to ferment. Woo Hoo! Long days and LOTS of coffee ahead. Cheers!
Verai… What? Veraison! Veraison is the onset of ripening when the vines slow down their focus on shoot growth and turn the majority of their energy to ripening the grapes. During this time there is a rapid accumulation of sugar, while there is also a decrease in acidity. The berries soften and become juicy along…
The 2017 vintage is looking delicious already! This is our Marquette, our first harvest of the year. Shortly, it will enter veraison, during which time the grapes will rapidly accumulate sugar and these grapes will slowly turn from green to red. Harvest is coming!
Our blackberries and blueberries are setting up nicely! We grow several other things in addition, but these are looking delicious.
We love all of our creatures here on Bacchus Ranch, regardless of their size. This is a Western painted turtle. Isn’t the red great? This is the first one we’ve seen here. Being a water turtle, our rain has definitely been to its liking. Cheers to cool critters!
The only thing that is better than the weather in the vineyard today is watching these beauties overhead. Spectacular.
Vignoles Harvest is here! Come experience the best day to be in a vineyard… Harvest! Become a part of the making of Authentic Kansas Grown wine. We will be harvesting this Saturday, August 20th, beginning at 8:15 AM. Following will be a harvest lunch and sangria made by our own Chef Julie. Many hands make light work,…