Harvest 2010 Is Upon Us!

Chardonnay from Bedell Vineyards FaceBook page

Chardonnay from Bedell Vineyards FaceBook page

Last week a few vineyards got into the action of harvesting their fruit.  This has been the hottest growing season on record and there have been more growing days than ever before on Long Island.

On Facebook I noticed that Macari Vineyards was harvesting Chardonnay grapes for a Long Island favorite, Early Wine.  If you have not tried it, I suggest you do.  Look for it around Thanksgiving.  Also they were harvesting Pinot Noir for their sparkling wine.  That information I found over at the New York Cork Report.

If you want to find out the latest information about who is harvesting and what is being harvested, check out the New York Cork Report.  Not only will you find out information about Long Island wine,  but you will find out information from every corner of our state.

The following vineyards also started to harvest:

Another informative tool of the 2010 Harvest, Martha Clara Vineyards started a blog documenting their 2010 Harvest.  They will try to make daily updates and at least one video recording a week.  I found it to be very informative and you can see what goes into machine harvesting and  how it works.  Winemaker Juan E. Micieli-Martinez and assistant winemaker Robin Epperson-McCarthy do a great job educating folks about harvest and what it entails.  Below is the video that I am talking about.

I will try to have updates on a weekly basis from what I hear and read in regards to the 2010 Harvest Season.  I also plan on being out at a few vineyards during the harvest so I can bring you the first hand observations.

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About Michael Gorton, Jr.

I am a Licensed Funeral Director who is having a love affair with Long Island Wine and the people that make Long Island wine so special. I am married to my wife Melissa and live in Rocky Point. Our first son Gabriel Noel was born on July 27, 2010. We have three cats and one dog.
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