Harvest 2013: Chardonnay for Sparkling Wine at Fox Run Vineyards

Posted September 11, 2013 by Lenn Thompson in Regions


This morning, the team at Fox Run Vineyards hand-picked 3.75 tons of chardonnay that will become the winery’s blanc de blanc sparkling wine. It came in at 18 brix.


According to vineyard manager, John Kaiser , the vines were more fruitful than it appeared. “We had a huge crop last year and expected this year to be smaller, but we still ended up with more,” he said.

The juice will be 100% barrel fermented and then transferred to stainless steel on heavy lees to continue to develop.