I started making wine very recently, and it's all been from frozen fruit for the most part. I can't wait until this summer and start getting fresh produce from road-side stands to work on some more local wines. (Local as in DC area for me.)
Welcome NYGal. I suspect you have been getting a bit of snow there this winter. Being from near Plattsburgh and Lake Champlain we haven't gotten a lot of snow again this winter, but today seems to be changing that- ugh. It is up to about an inch and hour and expected to go up to 2 per hour before the wind blows 40 mph. Lots of folks here to help you along not only when you get stumped but they will offer up ways to make it better for you.