Wet harvest: Controversial winery harvests first crop
Earlier this year, neighbors declared war on a new winery, alleging crimes against aesthetics on Route 231. Among the charges? That the sticks holding up the fledgling vines look like "miniature antennae." Here, Vineyard Manager deJake Busching picks Keswick Winery's first harvest of 18 acres of Viognier grapes with a brix of 25. [Brix is a measurement of sweetness. A full flavored, delicious grape, grown on rich, fertile soil can test 24 or better Brix.] They hope to have this first vintage in stores by spring.