Riesling Harvest Day

 Ithaca

 

2017 Riesling Harvest; Saturday October 14

 

Each harvest we invite our friends and wine club members to join us in hand-picking a Riesling vineyard that surrounds the tasting room at Keuka Lake Vineyards. We lovingly ferment this hand-harvested fruit to produce one of our wonderful Rieslings.

 

There is no denying that it is a day of manual labor (picture one vineyard, a pair of shears, and a pile of lug boxes to fill), but the camaraderie and sense of accomplishment bring back a dedicated crew each year. As a token of our appreciation, we provide a homemade lunch for nourishment and a celebratory dinner complete with KLV wines. Additionally, as a contributor to the grape & wine industry, on harvest day you will receive our employee discount on most wine purchased in the tasting room.

 

If you want to help us, call or email to get on the list! 

 

• We start at 9 a.m. and finish about 5 or 6 p.m. There is a break for lunch around noon and a harvest dinner in the evening after the last cluster is harvested. No experience needed; we begin with instruction on the art of picking and then set everyone free in the vineyard.

 

• Although the current forecast is for pleasant dry weather, we will pick even in light rain. The harvest will be cancelled only if the heavy, all day sort of rain is forecast. We'll send updates on what to expect in the days leading up to the harvest.

 

• Items to bring: sunscreen, hat, old long sleeve/short sleeve shirt (layers), shoes to navigate the bumpy vineyard, rain gear, and a camera to prove that you don't always work behind a desk!

 

• To sign up, email us at info@klvineyards.com or call (607) 868-4100 with a contact name, phone number, and the number of people in your party. Space is limited, so please contact us as soon as possible and we'll make sure to set aside a row for you!

 

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