Posts Tagged“2007”

2007 Harvest the Best Ever for Long Island Wine?

Was the 2007 harvest the best ever for Long Island wine? Mark Harrington of Newsday seems to draw that conclusion in his piece today after speaking to a large group of local grape growers and winemakers. I’m working on my own harvest-end report for my East End Oenophile column for Edible East End’s winter issue, but this is a great overview. Harrington should be applauded for asking a variety of industry members rather than just the same old people. He also admits that winemakers and vineyard managers almost always laud the latest vintage, but it does feel different this year.…

Finger Lakes Early Harvest Report

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By Finger Lakes Correspondent, Jason Feulner It hasn’t rained much here in the Finger Lakes this year and it has been warm to boot. A local Syracuse television station just posted this print and video report about the potential of the 2007 grape crop in the Finger Lakes.  It looks like it might be good news for both whites and the ever-elusive Finger Lakes reds.  The video report is a bit silly but shows some great vineyard and grape cluster shots! In a cooler growing climate like the Finger Lakes the number of growing days for ideal ripeness is sometimes…

2007 Early Harvest Report: Peconic Bay Winery

From Matt Gillies, GM at Peconic Bay Winery: "You know I’ll bring the rains in by saying this, but I don’t think I’ve seen more potential in a vintage in my near 30 years here. Even a bit of nasty weather will have a hard time eradicating the benefits of this prolonged dry spell and this wonderful stretch of clear, crisp weather with only a few rain events in the past couple of months. We have not begun picking anything yet. Our first grapes into the cellar will be our Riesling and we’ll be watching them much more closely next…

2007 Early Harvest Report: Paumanok Vineyards

From Kareem Massoud at Paumanok Vineyards: "I have been working at Paumanok full time for nine years, and have been involved since my parents planted the vineyard in 1983, and I can’t remember a season as good as this one. It’s incredible–knock on wood. I always have to add that because we haven’t picked a single grape yet, although we may start as early as tomorrow with Sauvignon Blanc. Since late August, we’ve had day after beautiful day of perfect ripening conditions. Plenty of sun and blue skies, warm days and cool nights. I wasn’t here for the full growing…