Paumanok_bubblychardHarvest is underway at Paumanok Vineyards on the North Fork where winemaker Kareem Massoud reports that they hand picked 2.67 tons of chardonnay for sparkling wine on August 28.

"Brix came in right where we want it for bubbly: 18.5. pH was also nice at
3.07. Acid good for bubbly at 10.2 g/l," he reports via email.

If you haven't tasted or seen a sparkler from Paumanok, there's a reason for that — 2010 will be just their second sparkling wine.

"The 2009 will be released in time for the Holidays…of 2013," according to Massoud.