Posts Tagged ‘vineyard’
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“My” Vineyard on the Adirondack Coast

The Cornell Cooperative Extension cold-hardy cultivar trial vineyard in Willsboro, NY, on the western shore of Lake Champlain, sits in a place of true natural beauty, and is home to a number of grape varieties that have been b...



In Memorium: Ben Sisson, Vineyard Manager McCall Vineyards

It is with deep sadness that I write this post today. Another member of the Long Island wine community has left us long before his time. I certainly hope its the last such post I need to write for some time. Ben Sisson, a frien...



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Vineyard Visuals: Wolffer Estate Through the Seasons (January 12)

It’s been a little while since our resident photographer, Ellen Watson, sent a photo update of our little block of Wolffer Estate chardonnay. We’ve had a lot of dreary weather when Ellen was out that way, and as you...



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Long Island Community-Made Update: The Pressing

Yesterday afternoon, several members of the LENNDEVOURS community winemaking project descended up on Sannino’s Bella Vita Vineyard to press the juice from the grapes we harvest a couple weeks ago. I was upstate, so couldn...



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Cornell University Workbook Helps New York and Northeastern Growers Go Green

We all know, green/sustainable/biodynamic/organic vineyard management is one of the hottest topics in the wine world these days. But how can the uninitiated get on the road to greenness? Cornell University and the Cornell Coope...




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Harvest at Sannino Bella Vita Vineyard

Saturday morning, several of you (my readers) descended upon Sannino Bella Vita Vineyard on Saturday morning to harvest cabernet sauvignon for our community-made Long Island red blend. I was unable to make it because I was in t...



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Vineyard Visuals: Wolffer Estate Through the Growing Season (September 1)

We continue keeping an eye on Wolffer Estate Vineyards with Ellen Watson, our resident photographer. As you can see, they’ve added netting to keep birds from eating the sweetening grapes. Does it work? Sometimes…and...



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Vineyards Visuals: Wolffer Estate Through the Growing Season (July 22)

Last Ellen Watson, our resident photographer, sent me the latest shot in our series at Wolffer Estate. This picture was taken on July 22 at around 7:25 p.m. and it has been added to the Flickr slideshow.



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Vineyard Visuals: Wolffer Estate Through the Growing Season (June 21)

Ellen Watson, our resident photographer, got up before dawn this morning to take this picture at Wolffer Estate. This picture was taken on June 21 at around 5:30 a.m. and it has been added to my Flickr slideshow that is showing...



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Vineyard Visuals: Wolffer Estate Through the Growing Season (June 10)

Tonight, Ellen Watson, our resident photographer, sent me the latest shot in our series at Wolffer Estate. This picture was taken on June 10 at around 8:25 p.m. and it has been added to the Flickr slideshow.