Growing Conditions

A beautifully manicured vineyard throughout the season, all pruning, hedging, and mowing or weeding is done to the highest level. Bird netting and bird cannons well deployed to prevent damage to fruit during end of season.


September 2019 is the prime example of why we live in the Finger Lakes; warm, sunny, dry, a truly spectacular run of weather for people and grapes alike. With a nearly perfect September, the crisp October that followed gave us grapes with both ripe flavors and refreshing acidity. Compared to the struggles of the autumn of 2018, 2019 was a much needed return to form.