Harvest at Somerset Ridge
Harvest is well underway at the vineyard. On Sunday, over 80 volunteer pickers arrived around 8:45 to begin picking our 3 white varietals, Traminette, Chardonnay and Chardonel. This week we got 1100 gallons of juice! There is going to be some wonderful white wines next year!
Harvesting the grapes has become a fun event at the vineyard. Many of our pickers have been coming for at least one event per harvest season for 5 or 6 years. They are great supporters of Somerset Ridge wines and events. To make the day even more fun, at the end of the picking, a gourmet lunch and wine are served under tents right beside the vines and the water. Sunday's menu was Mediterranean in flavor, and was served with the winery's Flyboy Red and Buffalo Red wines.
Next week, we harvest some of the red varietals, and the menu will be French. If you have a reservation to come and pick, I will see you there.
If you don't have a reservation, I'm sorry, we are completely booked.
Go to http://www.somersetridge.com/ to sign up for the vineyards newsletter. Next year you will have an opportunity to make a reservation. Just remember, this year the newsletter went out, via email to all those registered as friends of the vineyard , and within 2 hours, all reservations were filled and it was closed. The response is wonderful!
Thank you supporters of Somerset Ridge Vineyard and Winery!