Harvest has arrived at White Birch Vineyards! Harvest entails an all-hands-on-deck mentality and precision scheduling to ensure the grapes are harvested at their peak performance; all while negotiating with the weather, the birds and various environmental elements that can affect the grapes. When the weather is perfect to harvest, the vineyard becomes a flurry of activity to arrange for the equipment, machinery and labor to pick those heavy, beautiful clusters from the vines. Harvesting by hand is hard work but allows the pickers to be precise and thorough and ensure that each cluster receives personal attention. Once picked, these bins of grapes are immediately sent to the winery to be pressed, to ensure the utmost freshness and sweetest juice. So far White Birch has harvested Pinot Gris, Sauvignon Blanc, Chardonnay, Pinot Noir, Gewürztraminer, Lemberger and is now harvesting Riesling.
Another long, beautiful grape growing season is slowly coming to a close and the result of the efforts of the White Birch Vineyards staff is in now in the process of being turned into the wonderful White Birch wine we all love so much.