Monday, October 5, 2009

crush to date

The premiere harvest for the winery is better than half done. It's been a challenging year for growers, and the volume of fruit reflects the realities of the growing season.
To deal with the shortfall in fruit, the board decided to buy about three tons of Merlot grapes from Virginia, and several hundred gallons of juice from New York.
The good news is we have enough local grapes to label it Maryland Wine, which regulations require a minimum of 75%.