Sunday, August 30, 2009


This year Taylor Ridge has experienced no serious frosts. Consequently we have good crops in most varieties. We have had a cool July but we have been blessed with a warming August. The harvest will commence on about the same schedule as last year. Early grapes like Reliance, Foch and Millot will probably begin September 10th to 15th. The mid season grapes should start September 21st to 26th, later grapes from September 26th to October 15th. We may have small amounts of Marquette. We are expecting good crops of Seyvel, Lacrosse, and Dechaunac, while Noiret and Landot 4511 are somewhat smaller than last year. Cayuga White is also in good supply.