Friday, October 20, 2006

Whitecliff Harvest

I just got back from visiting two vineyard / wineries...Whitecliff & Stoutridge.

At Whitecliff, as I stood in the tasting room, I could look into the winery and see the tanks filled with juice and crushed grapes. You can see the Merlot grapes crushed fermenting with their skins on. The entire winery smells of crushed grapes... It's a nice sweet smell.

Fermenting in other tanks are Seyval, Vignoles, and Riesling. If you have the time to visit on Sunday, you will get the opportunity to see Michael and his staff at work crushing Malbec and Merlot.

The next stop was Stoutridge...Stay tuned and I'll write more later on that beautiful state of the art winery!

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