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Angela Chapman
 
March 4, 2019 | Angela Chapman

Happy Harvest

The Texas wine grape harvest is almost upon us.
 
 
In fact, it may be happening a little earlier than normal. 
 
With the mild winter and the early arrival of spring, the Texas grapes got a jump on their growth. Normally grape harvest in Texas starts mid to late July and can go into early September. Around the rest of the American growing regions the harvest does not start until Late August and can go ‘till early October. 
 
 
So how do we harvest all those grapes? 
 
 
With the help of people like you! 
 
 
That’s right, we use a volunteer power to get those grapes off the vines and experience is not necessary. 
 
 
We provide the training and the equipment. 
 
 
It is one of the most rewarding experiences a wine lover can be involved in; you’ll be sitting in the relative quiet of the morning, pruning shears in hand, filling a bucket with grapes, and knowing that you are directly contributing to the making of wonderful wine. 
 
 
In a year or two, as you sip your wine, you can brag to all your friends that YOU made this wine happen!  
 
 
If you are interested in becoming a harvest volunteer all you need to do is ask a staff member at the tasting room to put you on the harvest volunteer list or sign up online.  We will email you when it's time!  And by the way, we pay in food and wine.  Yum!  
Hopefully, I’ll see you in the vines this summer!
 
 
Cheers! 
 
 
Written by - Angela Chapman, WSET III
Edited and clever photo commentary by fellow wino Mariam Copeland
 
 

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