Year Cycle of Seasons in a Vineyard

For most wineries, September is harvest time. The actual harvest date depends on the rain cycle and the temperature. Winemakers will go out daily to check the BRIX, or sugar content, of the grapes. A rain around harvest time can literally dilute the grape flavor, as the water from the rain soaks into each grape.

Old Field Winery, Long Island NY

Corey Creek Vineyards, Long Island NY

Sharpe Hill, Connecticut

Sharpe Hill, Connecticut

Jewell Towne, New Hampshire

Note: These months are for northern hemisphere wineries; in the southern hemisphere, add six months for the matching vineyard situation.

Vineyard Photos Season by Season

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