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!
Warm Greetings Friends -
Harvest 2017 is quickly coming upon us. The change of seasons, brilliant colors, the cool, clean air with morning fog over the lakes gives one such serene feelings - the calm before the busiest time of the year at the wineries. Tourism picks up as visitors delight in watching activities in the vineyards and feeling part of the coming vintage.
On that note, we've learned that Atwater is a semi-finalist for Upstate New York's Best Winery Of The Year! If you would like to VOTE for your favorite winery click on the check box next to the name. You can select up to two places, but can only vote one time. The poll will close 11:59 p.m. on Sunday, Sept. 17.
our gorgeous pink skinned Gewürztraminer grapes
We have many wines that are perfect for the fall weather but one that really stands out with autumn's seasonal foods is our Gewürztraminer. Highly aromatic and slightly spicy, not only is it a perfect compliment for that sage-rubbed turkey with all the fixings, but the viscous, silky mouthfeel and richness will beautifully complement herb-scented gravy, butternut squash soup, oyster stew, or curried mussels. This dry (.4% RS) style has floral aromas and flavors of honeysuckle, spicy gingerbread and grapefruit. Gewürz begs to be paired with food and it’s pairings are numerous. Good with all forms of pork, spicy grilled chicken, Asian cuisine.
Shop here for a special discount offer not to be missed: Gewürztraminer 2012
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