2013 - Another Good Year!

The 2013 harvest was great. The grapes had a near perfect balance of sugar, acid, color and flavor. The wines have all finished fermenting, and are in storage, aging for one to three years before bottling.

Pruning of the vines started on the first day of January, 2014, a task that will take Kevin and Erik several months. 15,000+ vines. One at a time. A lot of work, but one of the most important steps in growing good grapes.

 

 

.

fast facts

Grape Varieties

There are three primary families of grapes used in winemaking:(1) Viniferra, the traditional European varieties, like Chardonnay, Cabernet and Pinot Gris.(2) Native American, like Concord, Niagara, and Catawba. And (3) French American hybrids, like Chambourcin, Vidal, and Seyval. All can be made into good wine with their own distinct characteristics. We grow all three types at Buckingham, and all are popular.

Member of the: