After hand-harvesting some Brianna, St. Pepin, and La Crescent last week and the week before, the harvest really got started last Tuesday with machine harvesting of Brianna. This was some of the best Brianna we’ve ever tasted. And, the total quantity was astounding: 8 tons per acre. Normally, we’ve gotten 2–3 tons per acre.
The next grape variety being harvested is LaCrosse. Then, we will move on to Edelweiss as soon as the chemistries on the juice get to the right point.
We really need some nice sunny warm days right now. The overcast rainy weather has really slowed down development of the grapes.