We’re about half way through our 2018 harvest. Over the past month, we’ve been busy picking our white varieties (Seyval, Vignoles, Rayon d’Or, Vidal, and Valvin Muscat). So far it looks like a really outstanding year. Yields are down slightly this year due to prolonged temperatures around -10 degrees Fahrenheit this past winter, but the hot, dry summer was fantastic for our grapes. We thought we were going to have an enormous amount of rainfall from tropical storm Gordon earlier this month, but we luckily only had enough to soak the ground (and not enough to split open the berries still hanging on the vine). It’s been an abnormally hot late August/September, which will likely lead to some fantastic wines from this vintage.
Our next harvest date is Wednesday, October 3rd – we’ll be picking and crushing the first red variety of the year, Chambourcin. If you live nearby and want to see the first steps of the wine making process, please stop by and say hello – we’ll be just outside the winery (to the right of the building). We hope to start crushing the grapes around 3 p.m. (date and time subject to change if the weather sours on us).
Wine of the Month
UTOPIA is back on the Wine List, and it’s our September Wine of the Month – when you buy any 12 or more bottles, take $8.00 OFF each bottle of UTOPIA in your case.
$17.89 Single Bottle Price – just $9.89 (after the $8.00 Wine of the Month discount) in Case Purchases
Visit us at the winery in Dutzow (and enjoy a Free Wine Tasting), shop online or call us at 636-433-2245.
Valid through Sunday, September 30th.
Yoga at the Winery
Every Thursday (6 – 7:30 pm) and every other Sunday (9:30 – 11 am), join us for some Hatha-style yoga, led by Juli Schuster (200hr RYT) of Olive and Ash Yoga. 75 minute classes, beginning and ending with a short meditation, with a full hour of moving your body through alternating periods of movement and stillness.
Your first class is FREE, after that a single session is $10, 5 classes for $40, and 10 classes for $70. Check out our Events page for all the dates. Call us at 636-433-2245 to reserve your spot.