Friday, August 23, 2013

Harvest is here!

After a cool spring and wet summer, grape harvest is here. Check the roadsides on I-44 around St. James for stellar Concords for sale. And if you've never picked grapes at a winery before, I attest it's pretty fun and usually filled with camaraderie among other wine lovers. Like many other wineries in Missouri, Rolling Meadows in Warrenton is inviting anyone who wants to join them to help pick their Seyval grapes:
Come on out and enjoy the experience of Seyval Harvest It's time for our annual Harvest of Hope. Get up to your elbows in vines, grape bunches and a great cause. For every lug (30lb. container) that you pick, RMV Winery pledges to donate two dollars to Crisis Nursery in St. Charles. Never harvested before? Not a problem! All you need to bring are a pair of gardening quality gloves (and a pair of garden clippers if you have them or just borrow ours). Come for a few hours or stay for the day, and enjoy the first step in the wine-making process. We'll get started on Saturday morning, August 24 at 8:30 a.m. and work until sunset.

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