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Wine grapes

Discussion in 'Food and Drink' started by Jim, Apr 5, 2015.

  1. Jim

    Jim Old Curmudgeon Founding Member

    A buddy of mine is starting to make his own wine. I told him I would check with the brain trust at KKFora for sources of grapes local to the NYC area like the Hudson valley, long Island, jersey are all possible day trips to pick up some grapes.
    So what do you have?
  2. Toothpick

    Toothpick #2 since day #1 Founding Member

  3. butch

    butch Founding Member

    kelly and i have thought really hard about puttign few vines in. it fits the rest of our yard as jsut abotu every thing is food. im looking for a god place to put safron
  4. Long Island has several wineries, some with quite a following. Bedell and Pellegrini stand out in my mind. I would bet there is a growers collective, or association of some sort for Long Island that would be a good place to start.
  5. Mrmnms

    Mrmnms Founding Member Gold Contributor

    Olsens and Kunz on Long Island have some options. You can mail order from Starks. They have a decent selection of zone appropriate vine stock and offer replacement .
  6. Jim

    Jim Old Curmudgeon Founding Member

    My buddy is looking for just grapes not vine stock, sorry if I mis-stated that guys.
  7. Jim

    Jim Old Curmudgeon Founding Member

  8. Mrmnms

    Mrmnms Founding Member Gold Contributor

    Try winemakersny.com or contact Long Island Wine council for a list of vineyards selling grapes or juice. Jamesport Vineyards had some awesome stuff available last year. Worth looking into.
  9. John Fout

    John Fout Founding Member

    I know a a couple home wine makers that buy nice juice and make nice wine. They said the nicer juice is wear it is at! And they don't need a press ;)
  10. Jim

    Jim Old Curmudgeon Founding Member

  11. eightysixCJ

    eightysixCJ Founding Member

    Thanks all. I found Corrado's, awesome place and got some equipment there. Looking forward checking them out during harvest time. I wasn't thinking of the LI vineyards, that's a great idea.

    At some point my dad want to plant some vines at his house in the Catskills. His neighbors planted a few rows and managed about 6 gallons of juice last fall.

  12. Stumblinman

    Stumblinman Founding Member

    NY has 5 AVAs (question on Som test) He might want to do some research. Grapes while maybe the same variety will probly be totally different in different regions. I heard they make Eiswein in the finger lakes... but you'd probly have to murder someone to get a hold of those grapes. OH and globe grapes don't work well LOL it will make alcohol but negative body. yeah that was a long time ago and I didn't know squat.

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