We’re getting close to wrapping up the bottling for the year, unless sales get out ahead of inventory. It always feels good to have most of the tanks cleaned out and ready for the fall. Jess is quite eager to help plant new vines, and to work in the vineyards and stay connected with the fruit that eventually becomes wine.The endless rain is frustrating, and keeps the entire crew on their toes. Scouting happens every day rather than twice a week.
Tom reviews the
9 11 weather apps on his phone at least twice a day to make sure we know where windows exist to get in for vineyard work.
Customers’ questions center on the effect of the rain, and we are happy to report that, at least at Standing Stone Vineyards, we have had less rain than many adjacent vineyards. This seems unbelievable, but a quick review of the NEWA weather stations throughout the area confirms the actual rainfall results. While we did feel very wet compared to a “normal” June, we actually had half the rainfall of some of the vineyards almost directly across the lake. http://www.newa.cornell.edu – for those of you who are weather geeks!