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Called Gino Pinto this morning and she said there will be no chilean grapes this year due to weather conditions...Corrados is sporatic at best and DiDonato and Europa don't get any spring grapes Im not sure what I'm going to do this year maybe just do some juice pails
 

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Called Gino Pinto this morning and she said there will be no chilean grapes this year due to weather conditions...Corrados is sporatic at best and DiDonato and Europa don't get any spring grapes Im not sure what I'm going to do this year maybe just do some juice pails
But no South African as well, I don’t know what the story is with that. I think they are supplying their winery (bulk) customers, just not the home winemakers. I ordered grapes from Keystone in PA, is that an option for you?
 

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Where is this place?
Keystone Homebrew in Monthomerville PA. They also had a second location in Bethlehem until recently. Place is massive. Really a fantastic LHBS. And they also next to a winery and much of the business overlaps. (equipment, lab testing refrigeration etc). and they bring in grapes and juice every fall and spring as well. Also have beer, and grape & fruit wines on tap to enjoy while you shop.

I’ve gotten grapes from Procacci in philly, Pintos in south jersey, Corrados up by NY, and for the 1st time last fall- at Keystone. They were great & customer support was top notch. I’ve also used them for lab tests, supplies, and equipment rental. I live directly in between pintos and keystone but currently i’m just a few min away on a job.
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Keystone Homebrew in Monthomerville PA. They also had a second location in Bethlehem until recently. Place is massive. Really a fantastic LHBS. And they also next to a winery and much of the business overlaps. (equipment, lab testing refrigeration etc). and they bring in grapes and juice every fall and spring as well. Also have beer, and grape & fruit wines on tap to enjoy while you shop.

I’ve gotten grapes from Procacci in philly, Pintos in south jersey, Corrados up by NY, and for the 1st time last fall- at Keystone. They were great & customer support was top notch. I’ve also used them for lab tests, supplies, and equipment rental. I live directly in between pintos and keystone but currently i’m just a few min away on a job.
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WOW, it's exactly the same driving time to Gino's from my place. Thanks. I'll have to pay them a visit in the Fall.
 

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Keystone's website is showing no Chilean grapes only juice. It's looking like a juice bucket spring.
 

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I'm in south jersey, anyone interested in buying 6 5 and 3 gallon carboys?
 

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Keystone's website is showing no Chilean grapes only juice. It's looking like a juice bucket spring.
yep. pintos has nothin. keystone apparently had such a limited supply available that all available grapes were snagged up over a month ago just confirmed. im just gonna sit this spring out and put all focus on the fall.
 

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I don’t make enough at one time to sit this season out. I hope Keystone can fulfill the order I put in early last week. The order was confirmed and I haven’t heard otherwise. I only ordered 36lbs of Merlot (they didn’t have Cab Sav) since I just add that to a pail. A Merlot/Cab blend hopefully this spring.
 

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I'm in south jersey, anyone interested in buying 6 5 and 3 gallon carboys?
Nice meeting you Joe, and thanks for including the crates with the carboys. Adding another 3 and 5 will make my life easier... but that’s it for me, no more!
 

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I truly understand my fine vino friend, someday will open a bottle or two of wine and talk shop.
Till then be safe.
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Selling some of my CARBOYS. 5,6 @ 3 GALLONS. JUST SCALING BACK PRODUCTION.
If interested pm.
 

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Just went to Gino's today, got my bucket of South African semillon. They just came in yesterday afternoon- not all but luckily what I ordered came in. Doin a crazy rose with the semillon juice and skins from last fall's WA cab sauv I made
 
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