While out driving our wine tour in Charlottesville, Ellen King of King Family Vineyards told Chris that she expects to start harvest in about 6 weeks! The vines in the area are about 3 weeks ahead of time. I wonder if this will be another blockbuster year like 2010?
Right after his conversation with Mrs. King we noticed that our younger vines are already going into verasion. That’s when the grapes start turning from green to purple. Last time we had this happen this early we had a real bumper crop – they were delicious!
Maybe it’s time to make another port-style dessert wine. We are waiting to pick up our first one and will be excited to start using it for turndown in our B&B soon!