The First Grapes of the Season

The grapes are Sauvignon Blanc and an unknown red table grape. Last night the Frey’s had a wine club gathering and this was left over.  I took the bowl outside as the sun was coming over the ridge. The closest vineyard, outside the kitchen door, is Cabernet Sauvignon, and they are ripening too— look at those grapes.

I’ve been living here for a year now, and so I’m more attuned to the vineyard and am not afraid to seek answers I have about the harvest. Sauvignon Blanc and Cabernet Sauvignon are two of the earliest maturing varieties.                                                           As the oldest organic winery in the country, Frey winery (pronounced fry) is pioneering the way.  I’ll share what I learn along the way.

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