Friday, July 9, 2010

An update from Pinnacle Ridge Winery

Brad and Christy at Pinnacle Ridge in Kutztown just sent out their latest e-newsletter with updates on the vineyard (this hot, dry weather is great for grapes) and an upcoming


2010 is shaping up to be a spectacular year. Bud-break this year was two weeks ahead of normal due to an
early heat wave that caused most plants to push growth earlier than normal. The growth continued with
moderate rainfall and average to above-average temperatures in April and May. June was much warmer than normal with slightly below-average rainfall. July is starting off with a bang. The grass is brown and crunches
underfoot like one is walking on corn flakes. These conditions make the crop farmers (corn and beans) cry
and we really feel for them. But at Pinnacle Ridge, we're smilin'.

Grapes love hot and dry growing conditions and that is exactly what we have. The beginning of the 2010
growing season was warmer than any other year in the last decade. The early bud-break coupled with hot dry
conditions will result in an early harvest. This is a good thing because it means the fruit will mature in warmer
weather than normal and we might get to harvest before hurricane season. If all goes well, we'll be sipping some of the best reds produced in the last decade.


SKIP MOYER'S JAZZ JAM - Sunday, July 18 from 3 to 6 p.m.

Pinnacle Ridge hosts Skip Moyer's third Jazz Jam of the 2010 Summer Season. Skip delivers something new each jam. Along with guitarist Andy Warren, drummer John Fundyga and Skip on bass, John Stoneback will dazzle us on the trombone! Christy Allen (yes, wife of Brad) will make a special appearance and sing some jazz standards for some of her favorite customers (wine and jazz enthusiasts!)

Pinnacle Ridge is serving Mexican for our Jazz Jam. Fresh corn tortillas filled with home made roasted garden veggies and black beans, garden fresh tomato salsa, chicken tenders and jack cheese. No matter if the weather is HOT.  There will be lots of fans and a misting tent. Great wine, food and jazz is COOL!

There is a $5 cover charge, however, this event is free for those 18 years and under and free to all case club members! Buy a case of wine on Sunday; stay and listen for free!

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