A Humbling Task

We have been truly blessed with a great growing season so far during the 2015 Vintage.  Three blocks of grapes have been harvested, with four more to go.  If the weather stays dry, with hot days This will be a Vintage year for the record books.  The taste and the analytical analysis of them are stunning.  That really makes it difficult as a wine maker.  You can easily make a simple mistake and destroy what the vines and the “terroir” provide you.  It is a very humbling task to nurture , from juice to finished, aged, bottled wine, with the least influence, allowing the vine to speak to the consumer.  So our task is slow, long, and difficult.  Cheers!

First Harvest …It’s Going to be a Good Year!

Welcome to the 2015 Vintage.  Nottely River Valley Vineyard’s first harvest for 2015 happened on August 28, and we will be harvesting until the end of September from the looks of things.  2015 is shaping up to be a FANTASTIC VINTAGE, the chemistry and flavor of the grapes are great.  If we continue to have the dry hot weather to the end of the month this will be the best Vintage we have had.