Just chillin' before the harvest

Submitted by Eileen on Wed, 10/07/2020 - 19:34
Chillin mice in the vines

Taking it easy and catching a few rays before harvest begins.  Monitoring the sugars and acidity levels in the grapes are key to picking at exactly the right time to produce the best wine possible.  A delicate art it is and in combination with confirmatory tests at the wine-makers a window for the harvest date is chosen.  Later than usual this year, as the late frosts meant the secondary buds took over in producing fruit.   The quality is just as good, you just have to look harder to find them!