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Local Grapes and Juices: 2017 Fall Harvest
A Very Promising 2017 Local Harvest
We had a stellar harvest year in 2016, resulting in healthy grape vines that were in prime condition going into a what turned out to be a very mild winter. We avoided early spring bud damage, even though we had unseasonably warm temperatures from mid-February through early March that came close to initiating bud growth. It cooled off after that, and we continued to be ahead of schedule through most of the rest of the growing season. Fruit set (the number of berries that actually develop on the new clusters after bloom) was good, setting the stage for a relatively large crop and a generally early start of veraison in the grapes has set the stage for potentially excellent ripeness and flavor development . See our Winemaker's ongoing assessment of this year's harvest conditions here.
As usual, our commitment is to work with our growers and suppliers to make sure our customers will have access to as much fresh Local Grapes and Juices as can be found, as well as other options from the best US and international vineyards to round out our offerings. See all the grapes and juices we have to offer this year here. Weather conditions in the Lake Erie Region are dynamic, to say the least, and while we are optimistic that this season will be one of the best that we have seen for some time, things can change before the last grape is brought in. Check our Winemaker's Harvest Blog for timely updates and winemaking suggestions throughout the season.
There will not be any minimum order requirements for our Local Juice this year; you can request any quantities of juice to fit your needs. Local Grapes for pickup must be ordered by the Tuesday before the weekend specified on the schedule.
We cannot ship fresh local grapes or juice, so all grape and juice orders must be picked up at the winery.
Need a shippable fresh juice option? Try our excellent quality Australian Juices.
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PIWC has a comprehensive inventory of winemaking supplies and equipment to accompany your grapes and juice. You can browse our online store and place orders online, by phone, or at our sales desk. You can save time on pick-up day by placing your equipment orders ahead of time so we can have them waiting for you when you pick up your grapes and/or juice. For customers new to making wine from juice, our PIWC Winemaking Kits are an attractively priced bundled package with the basic equipment you will need to make your juice into your first batch of wine.