We want to thank our clients for a successful conclusion to the unique 2010 growing season. The grapes eventually all ripened, and we were able to find homes for all but a few specimens which got taken out by the fall rains. We enjoyed seeing a lot of familiar faces again as well as meeting some new people: in 2010, we provided grapes for a total of 3 commercial wineries and 8 home winemakers. We sincerely hope that we’ve provided the raw material for some stellar wines that will show well in competitions and, more importantly, in the glass. A special thanks to those who brought us samples of your past efforts with Shaker Ridge grapes: we always enjoy these, and have been blown away by some very impressive wines.
As usual, we will take the down time afforded by the off-season to recuperate from the season’s toils as well as re-think our operations and see what might do differently or better. We tentatively plan to post 2011 pricing and begin taking orders for next season in January, 2011.