Harvest of grapes is the act of finishing off the wine before it actually matures. The word harvest comes from the Latin words,” Harvest” and “grape” (plural). The early Greeks made vintage where the grapes were picked manually, but today’s modern grapes are picked using machines. Although, grapes are usually picked during the day with the winery employing a number of workers, some can be picked during the night.
In the United States, the majority of grape harvest goes to California, which seems to have the most acres devoted to grape growing. However, France and Italy also produce large quantities of wine, with French grape harvest being about two thirds of the total. In the US, about 13% of the total is grown on private land. This means that each winery has a hand planted plot of land where they grow the grapes.
France and Italy produce the bulk of wine from their South Eastern cotton producers. Many wineries harvest grapes from these regions mainly for their rich taste and the crisp autumn taste. Most wine makers from this region of the world also have their own chateau farms or castles where they grow the grapes to be used in their wines.
There are three distinct classifications of wine, dessert, Bordeaux and table grape harvest. Dessert wine is typically used to describe any wine with an acidic flavor and considered unappealing to many. Bordeaux is a class of wine that refers to any wine made from wine grape heads that have been kept in wooden barrels for at least four months and have then been allowed to ferment to near full maturity. A table grape harvest refers to work done with small plots of land and is generally used to produce fruit wine such as sparkling wine, white wine, rose wine or Zinfandel.
Harvesting grapes for wine has a history that goes back to the beginnings of recorded history. Wine making was discovered by the ancient Greeks who used grape planting and grape vine rearing techniques to create wine. The Romans also turned to grape rearing and wine making and borrowed concepts from Greek and Arab cultures. In fact, it was the Arab cultures that carried wine grape planting and harvesting techniques to the west over the past couple hundred years.
In the course of the meeting, you will have the opportunity to visit three different vineyards that are located in and around Kenilworth, New Jersey. You will witness the ripening of the first wine, tour the growing facilities and wine cellar where the wine is processed before being bottled. In addition to visiting the vineyards and meeting with the wineries, you will be provided with an official certificate that can be presented as a remembrance of your trip to South Eastern Cotton Producers; NJ. This is one of the most popular wine tours in the eastern United States.
The next scheduled tour concludes at the Kirschemann Farms where the wine is made. At this point, you will have the opportunity to tour a number of kilns and to taste some of the wines that were created from the estate’s grapes. At the end of the tour, you will have the opportunity to purchase a bottle of wine for an affordable price. You can return to the farm to collect your certificate and then return to the restaurant. The tour concludes with dinner at one of the restaurants that serve South Eastern cuisine and wine.
The wine tour at Kirschemann Farms, New Jersey, takes you to three different vineyards where you will be able to taste the wine being made from New Jersey grapes. During the course of the day, you will also visit the three farm markets where you can purchase handcrafted table grape harvest products for an affordable price. A great way to spend your vacation is to take a trip to one of the finest vineyards in the southeast.