September is the month that local vineyards of the Upper Hudson Valley Wine Trail harvest their grape crops. Grapes go right from the vineyard into the crusher for processing. Harvest days are generally festive events for the local wineries. Friends and family members volunteer to pick grapes in the vineyards in the morning and a celebratory harvest meal follows when the day’s harvest is complete.
In Washington County, Victory View Vineyard, Natural Selection Farm Winery, Amorici Vineyard and Oliva Vineyards begin harvesting their northern, hardy grapes this month. Read More