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#1 Commcfii1963

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Posted 11 August 2009 - 09:08 PM

Anyone know any vineyards that allow you to pick your own grapes in Western Pa and Ny or eastern Oh?

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Posted 12 August 2009 - 02:41 AM

QUOTE (Commcfii1963 @ Aug 11 2009, 11:40 PM) <{POST_SNAPBACK}>
Anyone know any vineyards that allow you to pick your own grapes in Western Pa and Ny or eastern Oh?


I would be interested in that as well. I would thnk maybe around the Lake Erie region. I have a couple of friends who camp in that area. I'll ask them maybe they would know.

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Posted 12 August 2009 - 06:40 AM

QUOTE (Commcfii1963 @ Aug 11 2009, 09:40 PM) <{POST_SNAPBACK}>
Anyone know any vineyards that allow you to pick your own grapes in Western Pa and Ny or eastern Oh?


Don't know about u-pick vineyards, but you can buy fresh local grapes from Fallbright in Dundee, NY. Nice folks.

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Posted 12 August 2009 - 07:16 AM

We have a U-pick vineyard about 10 minutes from me. It's in Axtel,Oh. which is nothing but a crossroad and probably not on any map. It's just south of Vermilion, Oh. They have concord and Niagara grapes. I can give more detail if you're interested.

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Posted 12 August 2009 - 07:41 AM

Not U-Pick, but these folks have a nice selection: Presque Isle.
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Posted 12 August 2009 - 11:18 AM

Thanks for the info! Buying the grapes without picking yourself is fine, and will probably do that for a batch or two, I guess the U-pick part is just the romance of the whole experience! smileytoast.gif

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Posted 12 August 2009 - 05:38 PM

QUOTE (Commcfii1963 @ Aug 12 2009, 11:50 AM) <{POST_SNAPBACK}>
Thanks for the info! Buying the grapes without picking yourself is fine, and will probably do that for a batch or two, I guess the U-pick part is just the romance of the whole experience! smileytoast.gif


Fallbright for pick your own and fresh juice, and Fulkerson's a little farther north who does fresh juice - both on the Seneca Lake wine trail in NY. Nice people at both places, but Fallbright prices per lb seems a little high. Almost $2.00 per lb for the premium reds, and a little over $1.50 per lb for the premium whites.


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Posted 13 August 2009 - 07:49 AM

The reason we pick ourselves isn't about the romance of it, it's about saving money! I actually hate the picking part but not ready to pay the owner an extra $10 per bushel if he picks them.




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