Chuck's Monthly Minutes (February'18)

The vines are dormant in anticipation of the 2018 season.  It has been a typical winter with our low temperature of -2 degrees one morning.  We should complete winter pruning sometime in March.  This will be the ninth winter for these vines and they have adjusted well to our climate.   

In the winery we are doing our big bottling run this month and are excited to say we have some new additions and more old favorites that seem to sell out every year.  The Dry Rosé was critically acclaimed last year, and I think this vintage is even better.  The Saperavi is back after 16 months of ageing.  In addition to our dry wines we have plenty of wines that sparkle or wines that satisfy your sweet tooth.  We have a new red wine, “Bison Roots Blue” commemorating this beautiful valley and our prestigious university.   

Look in the tasting room for the vintner’s barrel.  We will feature sale prices on some favorites each week.  You may find our best whites or Concord and Niagara or even our reds.  We are doing the finishing touches on our landscaping at our event pavilion and can’t wait for the season.