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Estate Norton Grapes 2011

We are getting ready to harvest our Norton/Cynthania grapes this coming weekend. I thought I would take a few snapshots and a quick video to show off the grapes. They are looking really good and are getting ripe. Right now they are at 21 Brix and climbing. Climbing rather rapidly with this heat. . . . → Read More: Estate Norton Grapes 2011

Crush 2011 – Part 2 – Shiraz and Norton

The harvest season is now half-way over. This year we harvested 250 lbs of Shiraz and 250 lbs of Norton from Salado. Due to the harsh summer with very little rain and extreme temperatures, I was at first afraid for the grape vines. They have been suffering for two months in heat and drought . . . → Read More: Crush 2011 – Part 2 – Shiraz and Norton

Crush 2011 – Part 1 – Viognier and Vignoles

We harvested our white grapes.

It is that time of year again, albeit earlier than last year. I must admit that I just love doing the Crush every year. I look forward to it all year long. Why? Because it means that wine will surely follow! Last year we only harvested 50 lbs of . . . → Read More: Crush 2011 – Part 1 – Viognier and Vignoles

Norton Grapes Harvested 2010

We harvested our Norton grapes on Saturday. It took about an hour, and the crop was a little bigger than I first anticipated. Afterward we sat on the back porch and enjoyed some of dad’s famous smoked pork. It turned out excellent. The shoulders had a good half inch of a red smoke ring . . . → Read More: Norton Grapes Harvested 2010

ALL FULL – Harvesting Nortons tomorrow Saturday August 6, 2010

Just wanted to drop a note and let everybody know that we are all full tomorrow for volunteers coming out to help pick the Norton grapes tomorrow.

I will take some pictures, so that even though you were not there, you can still experience it though youtube, etc.

For those that I contacted to . . . → Read More: ALL FULL – Harvesting Nortons tomorrow Saturday August 6, 2010