There's Something Happening Around Here....
We expect the 2017 grape crop to be smaller than previous crops because of a hail storm we had mid June. Some varieties have done well, several others less well. Still, we have made the best of the situation by doing a lot of work in the vineyard and that will show this harvest. With this recent run of sun we expect a very nice harvest with high quality grapes for successful winemaking.
BRANDY! Yep. Wisconsites love to drink their brandy, and now they have a local brandy to drink. The Old Sugar Distillery, 931 E. Main St., downtown, Madison has released it's "Brandy Station." It was an initial small batch and nearly sold out the first day it was available. Word is out that it is smooth, yet powerful. Check out the powerhorse on its label.
And in case you were wonderiing where the grapes came from to make this memorable nectar of the gods, just ask us. Why of course it was from Mitchell Vineyard. This year Old Sugar will release a large batch, so watch for it in the early fall of 2012.
Look at what is available in the different seasons:
Spring Call ahead for our pruning class, held late April, early May each year.
Summer If you would like to visit our farm please call ahead to make sure we will be working that day. For parties or weddings please call far in advance to work out logistics.
Autumn We will be having two winemaking classes at Mitchell vineyard this Fall. They will be scheduled in August, 2017. See "Winemakng Class" on the sidebar for more information. Cost is $30/per person. Please bring your questions, whether about hydrometers, how to grow grapes, trellis systems, when to pick grapes, or how to bring a bottle of wine to the vineyard to have us taste it with you. Cheers!
Winter While the vineyard is covered with snow, the vines and nature lovers need time to rest and bath in thoughts of the warm, glorious days of summer lately past, and the fresh fields and vineyard of spring anew.