Saturday, February 28, 2009
Visit a Vineyard!
Best time to visit wine country is around
harvest time. Grapes are getting ripe around August, September, October and in some cases, November. The vineyards look bucolic
with the picturesque bunches hanging down from the vines. Our suggestion is to try to meet with a grower or one of his helpers.
While most of folks head for the tasting room, we like to go to the vineyard and chat with the grower.
Usually they are "unspoiled"
by attention and have a lot to offer to an interested wine aficionado. They will point out various grape types, tell some
illuminating facts and usually will let you taste the grapes. This is a truly wonderful experience to have a taste of your
favorite wine grapes and to discover where are all those subtle flavors in your wine are coming from. All the best wine makers say that wine is made in the vineyard which
is true. Quality of grapes will determine quality of wine. Another
benefit of this kind of tour is that that you will stay sober and fit to drive around, while enjoying nature and retaining
unique flavors of wine grapes on your palate.A
4:17 pm est