Tuesday, May 29, 2007
- Chambourcin (to be replaced with NY76 in the spring of '08)
- Corot Noir
We also have two unknown grape varieties on an arbor, one white and one red. I have named these two Eleanora and Janusz. I have 40 trellis feet of Raspberries, 10 trellis feet of Blackberries, and a Gooseberry bush.
We have four pairs of fruit trees:
2007 improvements to the winery include:
- New 42 liter Stainless Steel Italian Bladder press
- Platforms with casters for both the crusher/destemmer and the press
- Vastly improved system for the transportation of crushed and destemmed must using a low profile barrel dolly
- Gravity flow system for transporting the pressed wine into the cellar
There are many outstanding Associates that help out with the Woods Wine operations:
- Marika - Assistant Winemaker, Harvesting Specialist, and Chief Quality Control Consultant.
- Jim - Migrant Worker from Kirkville NY, and Chief Mechanical Engineer.
- Jesse and Nicole - Migrant Workers from Columbus, OH, and Wine Analysis Lab Consultants.
- Amy - Migrant Worker from Chapel Hill NC, and Chief White Wine Advisor.
- Nick and Kim - Nick and Kim, Migrant Workers from Ohio. Nick is the Logistics Consultant, and Kim is the First Aid Specialist during the harvest.
- John and Nick - Vineyard Installation Consultants from Syracuse NY.
- Aunt Gene - Migrant Worker from Camillus NY, also Chief Consultant on harvest techniques.
- Annie & Thomas - Onondaga County Migrant Worker Bee Sting Advisors
- Chelsie - Migrant Worker Fashion Consultant from Upstate NY.
- Chandler and Steve - Migrant workers all the way from Minnesota. Chandler is the Recreation Director of the Vineyard, and Steve is Vineyard Floor Inspector and Consultant.