Harvest has ramped up here in Niagara this week as the time for chardonnay had come in several local vineyards.
Leonard Oakes Estate Winery had already taken Vignoles before pulling chardonnay in addition to pinot noir for sparkling wine. Freedom Run Winery’s custom crush operation had already brought in Brianna, Edelweiss and Leon Millot before they began their estate chardonnay picking on Monday.
The picture at left shows the bounty of chardonnay collected at Eveningside Vineyards yesterday where the yield looked larger than normal and the quality looked to be very good. In the coming days I’ll post the film taken at this particular vineyard followed by more films shot at other vineyards as this year’s harvest evolves.