VINEYARD

bill-linda-Latitude46The owners bought the vineyard in 2012 near the end of the summer. The vineyard looked lush and beautiful to the untrained eye, with plenty of grapes hanging all through the vines.

Attempting to harvest the grapes that year revealed how much work it would be to re- establish the quality of the grape production. Over the next four years, with extensive pruning and replanting, the vineyard output has improved as has the quality of the grapes. Though initially sold to other wineries, the grapes are now made into the wines sampled and sold at the on-site tasting room.

vinyard latitude46The vineyard contains 9 varieties of grapes. The red grapes are Frontenac Red, Marquette, Petite Perle, and Sabrevois. The white vines consist of L’Acadie Blanc, Frontenac Blanc, Seyval Blanc, ES 2-3-17, and Osceola Muscat. The soils vary with loam, sand and clay at various points in the property.