The Grape Vine August 25, 2011
|2009 Harvest at Merlot Mike's|
Hello Grape Enthusiasts, Winemakers, and Mystified Recipients,
Things are running along quickly. The sugar levels are rising. The grapes are moving towards achieving “ripeness”. The question is always “When will they be ready to harvest?”
Mother Nature is in complete control. The sugar level a few days ago was 22.3 brix. That’s good. Pretty much right on point with the readings for past years. If things are as they were previously, we will have harvest on the Sunday over Labor Day weekend. But, Mother Nature doesn’t give us as much notice as we would prefer.
So, we will watch, measure and send out updates more and more frequently as the date gets closer.
We love harvest. It is always so much fun to see our friends picking, plucking, squeezing and enjoy a selection of our wines. This year will be no different.
Michael & Nancy