With most all of Long Island’s white wine grapes in and the reds coming in as well, it’s time for the first-ever LENNDEVOURS Cabernet Franc to get plucked from the vine, stomped with these size-12 feet and then fermented.

That’s right folks, this weekend, I’ll be heading out to Peconic to pick my adopted row of cabernet franc at Raphael. Raphael’s winemaker — and LENNDEVOURS contributor — Richard Olsen-Harbich just emailed me and said that it’s time.

Anyone want to come help?