Tag Archives: #harvest2011

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An insider’s look at the first icewine harvest of the year in Niagara

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Note: We followed the 2011 grape harvest in Niagara through the writings of several Niagara insiders. This is the last post from Melissa Smits, a cellar/winery technician at Henry of Pelham Family Estate Winery. This is her final report, on the icewine harvest, to wrap up our series. Continue reading

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Let the icewine harvest begin! Henry of Pelham brings in the sweet stuff

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The first icewine grapes of the 2011 season, at least that I am aware of, were picked Thursday morning when temperatures dropped below -8 in the vineyards of Henry Pelham. Continue reading

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In the Megalomaniac vineyards with owner John Howard; sharing secrets to his big red wine program

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John Howard is gunning it through the narrow trails of his vineyards on a rare sunny day in Niagara. It’s slick and muddy from a relentlessly soggy fall but Howard has a good feel for how his SUV handles the slippery terrain. Continue reading

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Niagara Grape Harvest 2011 (Part XV): A lesson in acid, tannin and alcohol from Henry of Pelham

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Note: We are following the 2011 grape harvest in Niagara through the writings of several Niagara insiders. This is the sixth post from Melissa Smits, a cellar/winery technician at Henry of Pelham Family Estate Winery. This is Part XV of our #Harvest2011 reports. Continue reading

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Niagara Grape Harvest 2011 (Part XIV): The grapes are all in at Rosewood Estate. Time to make the wines!

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Note: We are following the 2011 grape harvest through the writings of several Niagara insiders. This is the fourth post from William Roman at Rosewood Estate, and Part XIV in our series. Continue reading