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Oct 11, 2017

Today marks the end of the 2017 harvest. Except for the rows we left for ice wine this winter, the grapes are all in. The winery is fizzing and fragrant with all the fermentations. We’re breathing a sigh of happy relief; Mother Nature can be challenging, but she was mostly good to us this season. The young wines are full of promise. We’re on our way!

Our Grape-ometer grand total for this . Read More »

By lincolnpeak / 3:37 pm

Oct 2, 2017

An enthusiastic crew of 40-50 friends, neighbors, wine lovers, and surprised tourists gathered yesterday to help us pick La Crescent on a gloriously sunny afternoon. [Thank you all for your help!] They saw how our La Crescent and Ragtime White wines begin their journey to the bottle, and had a hand in the start of the 2017 vintages. They also had a taste of fresh pressed La Crescent juice and some days-old . Read More »

By lincolnpeak / 8:29 pm

Sept 30, 2017

Our pickers have been hard at work harvesting Marquette and La Crescent this week, which brings our Grape-ometer to a rolling total of 46,744 pounds so far this season. It’s not over yet! The Frontenac grapes (including Frontenac Gris, picture above) are hanging on, soaking up the sun, and ripening even more before we pick them.

By lincolnpeak / 8:19 pm

Guess how many pounds of grapes we’ll harvest this year… The closest guesser wins a $35 gift certificate to LPV!

All guesses must be in by 5:00 pm on Thur, Sept 14, 2017. (Update: guessing is now closed for this year. See all guesses below!) — To enter, you may comment on facebook or instagram, email me, or stop by the tasting room (see hint below). — We will post . Read More »

By lincolnpeak / 8:26 pm

We spent several days picking Frontenac Blanc, Frontenac Gris, and Frontenac grapes– the whole crazy family. These grapes are always the last of our harvest. We’re all dragging a little by the time we get there, but the Frontenacs this year were such good picking that our crew flew through the final days. And we’re done!!

 

The 2016 Grape-ometer Grand Total… drum roll…

125,043 lbs

Congratulations to Andrew B, whose guess of 125,200 lbs was . Read More »

By lincolnpeak / 5:03 pm

Our La Crescent crop knocked our socks off! This year’s La Crescent was extraordinary– both quantity and quality. Our harvest crew worked hard and picked fast to bring in the fruit and bring our Grape-ometer to 103,854 lbs (including all grapes picked so far this year).

 

News of the beyond-belief beautiful bumper crop in Vermont was picked up by the AP and carried from the Burlington Free Press to the Seattle Times to New . Read More »

By lincolnpeak / 4:14 pm

Our phenomenal harvest crew picked Marquette all last week, along with a few other red varieties. And some dedicated volunteers helped us start the La Crescent harvest during our Community Harvest on Thursday evening. All together, the grape-ometer jumped to 52,354 pounds last week. We start picking La Crescent in earnest tomorrow…

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By lincolnpeak / 5:40 pm

Our 2016 harvest got underway on Sept 8 with Louise Swenson, Prairie Star, and Adalmiina. These three varieties make our Black Sparrow, and they’re ready about a week earlier than the other grapes. We picked 10,967 pounds of these three grapes combined, and with that the 2016 Grape-ometer started ticking.

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By lincolnpeak / 8:26 pm

I invited you to guess how many pounds of grapes we’ll harvest this fall (see here >>). The closest guesser will win a $35 gift certificate to Lincoln Peak Vineyard at the end of harvest.

 

Throughout this fall’s harvest, I’ll update you here on the blog with our progress. Stay tuned!

 

The guesses:

Rebecca B 550 John T 1,800 Deana N 2,500 Leslie M 8,200 Peggy P 30,000 Barbara H 30,000 Melinda . Read More »

By lincolnpeak / 6:51 pm