Experience harvest at AVV - old fashioned grape stomping and more - Sept. 14, 2013
Grape stomping at Schweiger Vineyards
Channing Daughters 2009 Research Cab it is made in such small quantities. Born out of a long standing relationship with a “Research” vineyard on the North Fork we fashion a deliciously expressive wine out of what is essentially a field blend of many different varieties. Our 2009 vintage is comprised of 38% Dornfelder, 32% Merlot, 10% Cabernet Sauvignon, 4% Blaufrankisch, 3% Pinot Noir, 3% Cabernet Franc, 3% Syrah, 2% Semebat, 2% Barbera, 1% Segalin, 1% Malbec and 1% Sangiovese. All the fruit…
Sterling Vineyards in Napa Valley (Calistoga) allows you to stomp grapes with your feet and then create a t-shirt with your wine footprints as a fun memento. They have an aerial tram to the top of their property with beautiful views (only winery in the world with a gondola ride!). Beginning of October is Crush when the grapes are harvested.
The warm autumn has seen grapes thriving. Photo / Thinkstock