Harvest time

Harvest is starting to wrap up here in Kansas. That means it has been an extremely busy time at Twin Rivers. Not only are we receiving loads of grapes at the winery, but we are going to area vineyards and helping them harvest.

We want to thank all of our volunteers and staff that braved sun burns and weird bugs to help harvest next year’s wines. Our wines might be produced at the winery, but they are grown in the vineyards, and this year was a great year for growing wine.

Melissa is harvesting St. Vincent grapes from our vineyard near Admire.
Melissa is harvesting St. Vincent grapes from our vineyard near Admire.
Shelly is harvesting our Cabernet Franc. In the background, our Moscato are much younger. We should have a nice harvest from them in a couple of years.
Shelly is harvesting our Cabernet Franc. In the background, our Moscato are much younger. We should have a nice harvest from them in a couple of years.
This was our largest St. Vincent harvest yet.
This was our largest St. Vincent harvest yet.
There are always treasures to find in the vineyard.
There are always treasures to find in the vineyard.
Our Norton grapes came from Donna's beautiful vineyard near Olivet.
Our Norton grapes came from Donna’s beautiful vineyard near Olivet.
With all of our help, it still took most of the day to harvest these grapes.
With all of our help, it still took most of the day to harvest these grapes.
Victoria got roped in to harvesting, but we think she had a good time.
Victoria got roped in to harvesting, but we think she had a good time.
We were not expecting this many grapes!
We were not expecting this many grapes!
Sometimes the grapes are hiding under the vines. It's nice to have someone short that is able to get in there to pick them.
Sometimes the grapes are hiding under the vines. It’s nice to have someone short that is able to get in there to pick them.
This is what a thousand pounds of Norton grapes look like. This was only half our harvest.
This is what a thousand pounds of Norton grapes look like. This was only half our harvest.