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St. Francios Vinyards - Bonne Terre, MO is harvesting the grapes on Labor Day weekend.

Chardonel brix reading was a little low 21.5 - 22.0 and the acid level was still a bit high 1.0. So they are not quite ready but will be come labor day.

Don't have any seyval readings yet - but should have them shortly.
 

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They also grow good vines there too. Some of my vines and cuttings were bought from them.
 

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No, not really from the immediate area. I'm 40 miles southwest of Chicago.
 

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St. Francios Vinyards - Bonne Terre, MO is harvesting the grapes on Labor Day weekend.

Chardonel brix reading was a little low 21.5 - 22.0 and the acid level was still a bit high 1.0. So they are not quite ready but will be come labor day.

Don't have any seyval readings yet - but should have them shortly.
The seyval brix reading is a little behind - it was only at 19.
 

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I might see you there then - i will probably be going 9-3 early morning 7AM.
dang, jon, i gotta work fri...will be sat. i imagine...still gives me the rest of the weekend for pressing, etc. i've gotta lot of homework!
 

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Yeah i am taking the day off - that gives me 4 days to pick, crush, press, start must.

Oh - i am an early bird BTW :h.
 

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Yeah i am taking the day off - that gives me 4 days to pick, crush, press, start must.

Oh - i am an early bird BTW :h.
going sat. only gives me 2 days:(
is this a pic ur own? we have communicated by email that i am coming on that sat. and that we will talk about some vines, also, when i get there, but i haven't asked any details.
what grapes u taking home with u?
 

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going sat. only gives me 2 days:(
is this a pic ur own? we have communicated by email that i am coming on that sat. and that we will talk about some vines, also, when i get there, but i haven't asked any details.
what grapes u taking home with u?
Yeah - pick your own $.60 per pound.

He will have the crates and harvesting tools for you when picking - you will just need to bring with you containers to take the grapes home in.

There will drinks available - not sure about food.

I am taking Chardonel and Seyval grapes home.
 

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FYI

I just talked to St. Francois Vineyards - and they are picking some Chardonel grapes this weekend - they did well this year.

Seyval is still on schedule for labor day weekend.
 

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FYI

I just talked to St. Francois Vineyards - and they are picking some Chardonel grapes this weekend - they did well this year.

Seyval is still on schedule for labor day weekend.
i think this is going to be a take what i can get kind of trip...
anyone have any seyval advice, lol...
have u done seyval before winemaker?
 

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i think this is going to be a take what i can get kind of trip...
anyone have any seyval advice, lol...
have u done seyval before winemaker?
Nope - but have done a lot of reading up on it - grapeman i think makes it.

i know that you want the acid to be between .75 and .90 and starting SG around 1.095.
 

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Nope - but have done a lot of reading up on it - grapeman i think makes it.

i know that you want the acid to be between .75 and .90 and starting SG around 1.095.
i had gotten some info on the s.g. (probably from u, heehee) but have not done my homework on acid/acid tests yet. have u used the acid test strips?
 

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gotcha...will check with wineman on the seyval...i will post any info:)

just bought an acid test kit...i see more posts in my future, lol
I will attach the recipe and instructions that i am going to use for my seyval grapes tomorrow. I don't have the instructions on this PC.
 

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