Friday, September 16, 2011

A harvest season update from Franklin Hill Vineyards

From our grapes to your glass - Harvest is in the air!  

2011 is turning out to be another wonderful vintage for Franklin Hill Vineyards. We're getting ready to head out to the vineyard to start picking those lush wonderful grapes whose juice will be soon filling your glass.  

Vines are looking great as usual. The birds would agree as we are seeing some signs of them feeding on the grapes. At this point we would like to see the weather dry out since grapes love dry weather in the weeks prior to harvest. The dry weather allows the sun to bring the grapes to the perfect ripeness.

Depending on the variety, we pick at at certain "brix." Measuring levels of "brix" allows us to determine the grapes' sugar levels.  We aim for our grapes to measure anywhere between 20 and 23 brix. Grape picking should begin by next week.

Meanwhile, our wonderful winery staff is busy bottling Cabernet Franc and Katie's Creek...and...for all of our dessert wine lovers, our Breathless has made its highly-anticipated return. We can tell you that the wait was well worth it.  This bottling is not only superb, there is no doubt that one sip will simply take your Breath away.  Come in to any of our locations for your own bottle.  

Get ready for some more wonderful wine coming your way from our 2011 Harvest.

Celtic Classic - Sept. 23, 24, & 25 in Historic Downtown Bethlehem

Don your kilts and ghillie brogues and be sure to visit Franklin Hill's Bethlehem Location for a complimentary wine tasting during Bethlehem's 24th Annual Celtic Classic Festival.  

Franklin Hill Vineyards - Bethlehem
Main St. Commons, 
567 Main St.
Bethlehem, PA 18018

Yoga+Wine Fall Festival - Sunday, September 25 at the Winery    

Back by popular demand! Dalien from KULA HEART YOGA will return and take us on a journey into our hearts as we celebrate the Harvest with music, sound, yoga! Followed by wine and cheese at Franklin Hill Vineyards! This event will fill fast, please call to register and reserve your space. 610-746-5852 (kula) 
Visit to find out more!          

Pennsylvania Wine Stories: There's a Story Behind Every Cork

Send in your story about visiting Franklin Hill Vineyards to win a Pennsylvania Wine Weekend Getaway or prize package. A story from each of Pennsylvania's seven wine regions will be selected as the finalists, and the grand-prize winner will be selected online via voting.

For every story submitted, $1 will be donated to the National Center for Family Literacy and a cork will be added to a sculpture created by a Pennsylvania based artist.

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