Harvest is Nearly Finished

We’ve now harvested eight different grape varieties and have only the Frontenac and Sabrevois left to harvest. About 100 tons have been harvested from our vineyards, and we have purchased about 4.5 tons from other Iowa vineyards. That leaves only our Steuben from which we dropped the fruit.

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We Are Netting Our Marquette Grapes

During the past week, we’ve concentrated on getting our Marquette grapes netted. This turned out to be a much bigger job than we realized. Three people spent three full days getting this important job done. They actually installed eleven miles of netting! Vineyard Manager, Adam Nunnikhoven, guides

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All Grape Varieties Are in Veraison Now

All of our grape varieties are in veraison now. That means that all varieties are in the final stage of development before harvest where they change color from a milky green to either red or yellowish-green depending on the variety. They are also starting to produce sugar

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