Today started the 2008 harvest season with many vineyards starting to harvest Seyval, with Pinot Noir in the not so distant futur.
This time of year is a wonderful time to visit the local wineries in the Hudson Valley. As you visit the wineries you will hear the de-stemmers and wine presses working at full speed. You will smell the aromas of fermenting wine. Harvest will run from now until possibily the first week in November.
Driving up to a winery as they are harvesting is like walkin off the train at Grand Central Station. The rush and the excitement will put a smile on your face.