The canes are covered by a mound of dirt with a nice extra protection layer of snow, we have actually received a few more inches of snow since this photo was taken. We are in the process of removing the pruning leftovers in the trellis wire and piling them up for removal from the vineyard. Notice how on the row on the left of the first photo the “brush” has been removed from the trellis vs the right side, which has not yet been removed. We pile up the leftover canes and take them out of the vineyard to remove any overwintering fungus. I've also included a few late fall 2016 and early winter 2017 photos from the vineyard.
It's a beautiful crisp day in the Village of Skaneateles!
Stop into the White Birch Vineyards Tasting Room on your way home to enjoy a glass of wine, a bourbon cream coffee or an Irish coffee.
We now use a local roaster, Java Joe's of Binghamton, for our fresh ground coffee. Just another one of our delicious Central NY products!
The tall glass is our traditional Irish coffee. It's made using Java Joe's fresh roast coffee, Mackenzie Pure Pot Still Irish Style Whiskey, two spoonfuls of real brown sugar and layered on top with heavy whipping cream! Sure to delight your tastebuds!
The coffee cup is Java Joe's Fresh roast coffee, Black Button Bourbon Cream, topped with heavy whipped cream.
Come in today and let us make you one our delicious new winter beverages!
Would you love to give a Holiday gift that is as easy to purchase as it is enjoyable?
White Birch Vineyards Tasting Room has perfect gift baskets ready to purchase, or customize your own. Take a moment to enjoy a tasting while you're here!
Pre-made Baskets $71.95
The harvest is complete and the last grapes delivered to the crush pad are fermenting into wine. White Birch Vineyards' grape vines did well this growing season, despite the extreme cold temperature reached last February. The 2016 growing season was the driest and third warmest on record in the Finger Lakes. The heat and dryness helped ripen the fruit extremely well, resulting in less acid and more sugar than average. Towards the end of the growing season, we received approximately 6 inches of rain over 2.5 days to make up for the months of dry weather. That much rain in one event totally saturated the ground, making the rest of the season's tasks a bit more challenging. Our current task is preparing the fruitful canes for protection from the cold. We prune canes after harvest and connect them to a wire on the ground and then cover them with soil. In most growing regions the task of pruning is done in late winter or early spring if there is a chance of damage to the buds. More fall pictures in the vineyard to come...
Small Bites Menu
White Bean Hummus
Creamy and hearty hummus spread served with sun-dried tomato tapenade and rosemary with fresh bread made daily. $9.50
Marinated olives, almonds, garlic & lemon chickpeas with toasted Pumpkin Seeds. Perfect platter to accompany a glass of wine. $8.50
Tasting of Local Cheese
Enjoy our region's local bounty: a selection of 3 local cheeses, honey and fresh fruit & toasted bread. $14.50
White Birch All Day Specialty Drinks
Bourbon Cream Coffee
Hot coffee, a shot of Black Button Bourbon Cream Liquor Topped with Whip Cream. $8
Autumn Spice Spritzer
Ithica Brewing Ginger Beer Soda, White Birch 2013 Dry Riesling and a dash of artisan Whiskey Bitters. $10
White Birch 2015 Chardonnay with Fingerlakes Distilling, Black Currant Cassis Liquor. $10
Sparkling Wine & Finger Lakes Distillery, Black Currant Cassis Liquor. $10
Classic Champagne Cocktail
Sparkling Wine, Artisan Orange Bitters, Soaked in a Sugar Cub. $10
Sparkling Wine & Orange Juice. $10
New Release Coming Soon!
White Birch Vineyards, 2015 Cabernet Franc bursting with aromas of cassis and chili pepper will transform to flavors of juicy ripe plum, tobacco and strawberry. $26.99