Saturday, September 26, 2015

Local Saturday - Grapes Ready for Harvest

In late summer, we made a brief visit to the Finger Lakes of upstate New York, about 1 1/2 hours from where we live in the Southern Tier of upstate New York.  The bounty of late summer was evident in the markets and wineries we visited.

The best part, though, was seeing grapes growing, and ready for harvest, at some Finger Lakes wineries.

These are Cabernet Sauvignon grapes. I have to admit that I am a white wine drinker, so wine made from these grapes would not be my first choice.  But this wine is popular in the United States.
Chardonnay grapes.  If you like sparkling wines, you are no doubt familiar with these grapes.
This is a trellis with concord grapes, although none of them is visible.  I love eating Concord grapes.  Growing up, the only wine I experienced (and yes, I was permitted tiny sips of wine at a certain annual religious dinner) was super-sweet Concord grape wine.  I am far from an educated wine drinker, but I have moved far behind that super sweet concord wine.

Finally, at a local farm market, a combination tray of grapes.

There is nothing as good as a good grape - yes, grape - pie.

There are so many types of grapes being grown throughout the world - what a pity that supermarkets in the United States only feature a few.


  1. Beautiful pictures, Alana! I wish supermarkets would/could carry more local produce. I wouldn't mind a few blemishes on the fruit to eat fresh and local food! Looks like you guys had a great time! What a fun outing!

  2. Ooh. I want to taste the grapes in your last picture. At the moment, I'm eating some dark, seedless grapes bought from the supermarket. How I'd love topick som up straight from the growers.

  3. Love grapes. Wine...not so much.


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