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Atwater Vineyards

Atwater Vineyards
 
September 22, 2017 | Atwater Vineyards

2017 Harvest Season Begins

Winemakers Vinny Aliperti and George Nosis and intern Kaleb Harp

Mr. Pinot keeping birds away from the grapes

Delivering grapes from the vineyard to the winemaking area

We are excited to welcome the advent of this year's harvest season! Our first crop to be processed is cayuga grapes. Vinny Aliperti, head winemaker, observed, "Though we've had another roller coaster season of early season record rainfall and a prolonged late season cool down, the grapes are now enjoying a beautiful stretch of warm sunny days at exactly the right time in their maturation.  If the weather continues to cooperate, I expect we are looking at another successful vintage."  Bob Tomberelli, vineyard staff, added that the heavier than normal rainfall has led to bigger bunches of grapes, as well as greater leaf growth. The leaf growth removal is a labor intensive process but required to allow the grapes access to sun and air and to keep disease pressure down.

Keep watching our blog for more harvest news!

 

Time Posted: Sep 22, 2017 at 11:19 AM
Atwater Vineyards
 
September 29, 2016 | Atwater Vineyards

2016 Harvest Is Fast & Furious

An interview with winemaker Vinny Aliperti 

Time Posted: Sep 29, 2016 at 1:21 PM
Vinny Aliperti
 
October 24, 2014 | Vinny Aliperti

Harvest Continues

The relatively dry and frost free conditions have allowed us to pick what is ripe and allow more time for the late season varieties to mature. This week we brought in the last of our Riesling, Ravat and Vidal Blanc, with Cabernet Franc, Cabernet Sauvignon and Merlot still hanging.  The weather next week is looking superb with temps in the 60's and 70's with full sunshine.  Perfect for our reds.  Our yields are good and the brix are right where we need them to be.

George helps the grapes into the crusher de-stemmerthe grapes go in to the crusherfrom the crusher to the binsbins to barrels

 

Time Posted: Oct 24, 2014 at 12:46 PM