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Chambourcin grapes as they ripen. 

Chambourcin grapes as they ripen. 

       We are usually picking our grapes this week but things are a little different this year.   Our Chambourcin are in their final stage of ripening up.  However, it is our Concord and Chardonnay that usually ripen up first.  Our Concord should be ready in about 3 weeks but rignt now we are concentrating on our Chardonnay.  As you can see below, they are nearly ripe. 

Chardonnay grapes on the verge of being ripe. 

Chardonnay grapes on the verge of being ripe. 

   We will begin testing the grapes for their sugar level, Total Acidity and pH this week and keep everyone informed about their progress.  Hopefully, Sept. 17 will see our first harvest day.  I will keep you informed.