Whoever has been praying to the sunshine gods, we thank you! A couple of 25+ degree weeks has done the vineyards well. Thus, the season has been rapidly catching up as the first grapes arrived today. Our new 22 acre vineyard in Osoyoos kicked off the first ripe grapes including Viognier and Syrah, two new varietals for us to work with for a Côte-Rôtie blend planned for release in a couple years.The rest of our Bench blocks are catching up with harvest likely to kick into full gear by Thanksgiving – not too late for harvest help (copious amounts of wine involved) for our double sorting tables!
Cynthia Enns | Laughing Stock Vineyards