Sunday, September 26, 2010

Harvest is Upon Us

In short, 2010 harvest yield is down but quality is as good as we've seen it in the Shenandoah Valley of Virginia. There was some crop loss following spring frosts. Summer drought caused smaller berry weights than is normal. But, the fruit harvested was sweet, rich and ripe. The picture shows Cabernet Sauvignon ready to pick from the vineyard behind the winery. Yes, the berries are that blue. Breathtakingly blue.