Yesterday, I drove out to Dunhams Run to spend a day working in the vineyard. I wanted to learn about grape growing and wine making from the source. After all, don't we all want a bottle of Uncorked Wine at some point in the future?
We spent the morning tying up 3-year old Marquette vines. These are just getting to the point where they will start to produce enough grapes to make wine. The training process takes a few years with grape vines. First you need to strengthen and straighten the trunk, which takes a couple years. Then you work to train the vines around wires that will hold the plant up when it's loaded with grapes.
After a hot cup of coffee, we went back to the vineyard to continue tying plants. This time it was still Marquette grapes, but they were a couple years older. I can wait to see my handiwork start to grow!
On the way back to the city, I got a little artsy with nature. There were a few beaver lodges and I just loved the look of the red dogwood against the brown grasses. Enjoy the pics.
At Uncorked Tours we're all about sharing the fabulous wine, beer and spirits being produced in the Province of New Brunswick.
It is my pleasure to share with you the great food and drink being produced here in NB, as well as the awesome experiences you can have while living here or visiting the province.
May you always have good wine in your glass and friends to share it with.