Tuesday, September 14, 2010


Just this last Sunday, Hudson-Chatham Winery harvested Seyval Blanc and DeChaunac and started their 2010 winemaking season. Winemaker Steve Casscles, manger Ralph Cooley, and an assortment of helpers all brought in thie year's first of the harvest.

This year's crew was an odd assortment of help. Chris and Juliana harvested and managed the group of young pickers. Dylan, Dawson, Ben, Earl, and Noah and friends all pictched in to help with the harvest. Special assignment personnel included Robin Hoover, of The Alchemist (of Waterbury, VT fame) came in to help out.

This year's crew had a man-sized appetite, and between 11 people the crew munched their way through 24 double cheeseburgers, 12 french fries, 12 large sodas, and one small vanilla ice cream cone at the local Dairy Queen, in Ghent, NY.

Chris Terry pushing through the leafy canopy to harvest our very ripe Seyval Blanc. The crew picked Block 1 of the North Creek Vineyard, the estate grape of the Hudson-Chatham Winery.

Here's Dawson hard at work.

Here's the wine they will result from this day's picking in June of next year. Our first 100% estate white. Should be fun. Very exciting.


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