Thursday, October 11, 2012

A harvest update from Pinnacle Ridge


So far so good! With our 2012 harvest over half way finished, we can say that this has been a very solid vintage. We had a little too much rain at the end of August and September but there was no tropical activity like we had last year, which we are thankful for.

The amount of birds this year was also greatly reduced due to migratory patterns. In the past we have had larger issues with the birds eating the grapes. So far we have picked the Chardonnay, Pinot Noir, Cayuga, Traminette, Syrah and Merlot. In the next couple of weeks we plan on harvesting the Cabernet Sauvignon, Cabernet Franc, Chambourcin and Vidal Blanc. We plan on finishing our harvest by mid-to-late October.


Saturday, October 20 and Sunday, October 21 from noon - 5 p.m.

This Lehigh Valley Wine Trail event will take place after our 2012 harvest celebrating the famous grape of the Lehigh Valley: Chambourcin. We are very happy to have such an adaptable grape growing in our region, giving us the opportunity to make many different styles of wine. During this free event weekend, each winery in the Lehigh Valley will be showcasing a wine made with the Chambourcin grape and pair it with a delectable dish to compliment its flavors. 

Pinnacle Ridge will be unveiling our 2010 Chambourcin Reserve. We have a lot of eager customers ready for this wine and we're happy to say the wait is over. Pinnacle Ridge will be pairing the 2010 Chambourcin Reserve or the Chambourcin Rose with filet mignon kabobs, beef tenderloin cubes with bacon, sweet onion, red pepper and portabellas on a bed of baby spinach. This is a beautiful time of year to tour the Lehigh Valley as the seasons change and to sample our renown Chambourcin from your local wineries. Be sure to mark your calendars for this very special event.

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