With a week having passed in September our vineyards are about half harvested. Our Old Vine zinfandel grapes came off last week and are now finishing the fermentation process. The majority of our zins are trucked to Delicato Vineyards in Manteca after machine harvesting. The grapes we use for our award-winning Old Vine Zinfandel ( Gold at the 2015 San Francisco Chronicle Wine Competition) are hand picked and carefully treated for the optimum flavor and quality of the wine. We are looking forward to another stellar wine with our 2015 vintage!
We will keep you posted as we will be harvesting our Petite Sirah and Cabernet Sauvignon grapes within the next week! In general the harvest is 2-3 weeks earlier than in 2014 and tonnage seems to be on par with last years numbers. Until later, have fun and enjoy drinking some Grady wines found on our website or in your local stores!
We are now in the states of Maine, Mass., New Hampshire, Vermont, Illinois, New Jersey, New York, Colorado and NO. California ( Lodi and Stockton) and Ontario, Canada. We anticipate growing by at least 2-3 states a year by seeking small distributors to treat our carefully crafted wines with tender , loving care!
Cheers! until next time…