‘Tis the Season to Harvest, with an Old World Twist
Saltwater Farm Vineyard kicked off this year’s harvest on Wednesday with our Pinot Noir, the first of five varietals to be picked. The crop yielded a modest 800lbs of grapes granting Vineyard Master Dave Verhasselt the pleasure of using an “old world” method of stomping the grapes by foot (yes, we’re talking ‘I Love Lucy’), instead of the mechanized method we typically use.
Although it was a limited amount, the grape quality is divine and a true testiment that hard work, patience, and a little luck can make all the difference. This harvest was particularly exciting because it was only the second time Saltwater Farm has harvested the Pinot Noir grapes with the intention of making a stand-alone wine. The grapes are happy and currently fermenting on-site.
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for more details as to when you can join in on the fun of harvesting the rest of our 2013 crop!
Cheers to Pinot Noir… and making it the old fashioned way!
p.s. Kim can tell you first hand that it is one heck of a workout, but a lot of fun. A video will be posted soon of her “happy grape dance”.