Father Knows Best: Grape Harvest Edition

17 Oct

Sugarbush Vineyards; Wellington, Ontario.

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Cabernet franc grapes with red leaves; Sugarbush Vineyards; Wellington, Ontario.

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Cabernet franc grapes; Sugarbush Vineyards; Wellington, Ontario.

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Captain Capitalism: STEM vs. Liberal Arts; Target: Swedish Feminism

Mojo: The best argument for drinking I have ever seen.

Wine-making equipment in the garage; Sugarbush Vineyards; Wellington, Ontario.


Posted by on October 17, 2012 in Linklove


11 responses to “Father Knows Best: Grape Harvest Edition

  1. CL

    October 17, 2012 at 10:45 am

    Great colours in that second picture!

  2. Will S.

    October 17, 2012 at 1:18 pm

    Glad you like it! Not many of the grape leaves had changed colour yet, but I found that one set which had.

    That was a fun day; in exchange for picking grapes for the morning, we were given snacks, lunch including several glasses of wine, and a bottle of last year’s Cab Franc to take home. Win!

  3. Chris

    October 17, 2012 at 2:39 pm

    Hey, I’ve had some of that wine! (Like the first picture) Thanks for the linkage.

  4. van Rooinek

    October 17, 2012 at 3:38 pm

    Red leaves, in non-teinturier grapes, are usually a sign of leafroll virus.

    That vineyard should be pulled and replanted with virus free stock.

  5. Will S.

    October 17, 2012 at 4:05 pm

    @ Chris: From Sugarbush Vineyards? Really? I didn’t think their stuff was available anywhere outside of their winery. Or do you mean Cab Franc wine, in general?

    Hey, you’re welcome. Cheers.

    @ VR: Oh, I see! Well, I only saw a small section of one row having such red leaves; the rest were as green as what you see in the top pic, pretty much. What a shame it takes a virus to make grape leaves go such a pretty red, like maple leaves naturally go in the fall…

  6. Chris

    October 17, 2012 at 11:44 pm

    I have toured through the Ontario vineyards. Daughter was raised in Toronto and lived in Hamilton for a while.

  7. Will S.

    October 17, 2012 at 11:46 pm


  8. Will S.

    October 17, 2012 at 11:47 pm

    This is in Prince Edward County, though; a bit of a ways from Hamilton. Did she take you just to Niagara region wineries, or all the way out east? I’m impressed!

  9. van Rooinek

    October 25, 2012 at 1:01 am

    @ VR: Oh, I see! Well, I only saw a small section of one row having such red leaves; the rest were as green as what you see in the top pic, pretty much. What a shame it takes a virus to make grape leaves go such a pretty red, like maple leaves naturally go in the fall…

    Well… if there are only a few… it MIGHT be that they planted a few teinturier grapes in the mix. Teinturier grapes, unlike all other red grapes, have red juice and pulp — not just red skin. For this reason they make extremely dark wines on their own. Usually they are used as blending agents at small percentages, to darken other wines instead. AND.,, teinturiers turn red in the fall naturally, even if they are perfectly healthy. Alicante Bouschet is the most common teinturier worldwide, and I recently saw what I thought were Teinturier du Cher grapes planted in Switzerland (i was there on business not long ago.)

    On the other hand, if they are not teinturiers, then red leaves indicate something is wrong. Cab Franc is not a teinturier. If that’s actually Cab Franc, something is wrong.

  10. Will S.

    October 25, 2012 at 8:37 am

    Ah, I see. Well, we were picking Cab Franc grapes; those with the red leaves were in my row…


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