What is Ripe this Weekend?      Grape Ripening Information - Find out what is ready to pick and what it will cost.

Ripening Information

 

 
Farm is Open This Weekend

 

Ripening Information for our LAST WEEKEND - October 20, 21 & 22 2017

Open Fridays, Saturdays & Sundays ONLY - 9:00 am to 6:00 pm

 4939 Mill Road - Dryden, Michigan 48428
888-372-3730 (Ripening Info Recording) 

 

 

Vineyard Notes for 2016 Picking Season
 Great Crop of Grapes this Year!

Our Retail Vineyard and Honey Farm in Dryden, Michigan will open on Friday, September 2
 We are open from 9 to 6, every Friday, Saturday and Sundays (only)
 

NOTE - Some vines are still recovering from the Arctic Climate Event that happened a few winters ago - winters of 2013-14 & 2014-15.  Those winters killed many of the trunks on the vines and they had to grow new shoots.  Some rows did not have as much renewal cane growth last year and have less crop. (Grape clusters grow from last years canes)  Most of the vines did fine and have a full crop this year.

 
 
Grape Prices! 
 
COMMODITY PRICES

U-Pick Grapes

 COMMODITY PRICES

U-Pick Grapes

1 Bag or Less  Table Grapes .95
20 to 60 lb  2-5 gallons wine .90
60lb - 1.5 bushel  4-5 gallons wine .85
120lb - 3 bushel  8-10 gallons wine .80
 200lb - 5 bushel 13-20 gal wine .75

(An average person can pick from 1 to 3 bu/hr - bring lots of friends)

2 bushel (80lb)
makes 5+ gal wine

 300lb - 7-8 bu 19-25 gal wine .70
 400lb - 10 bu 25-35 gal wine .65
 500lb - 13 bu 30-45 gal wine .60 
 600lb - 15 bu 40-50 gal wine .55
 1000lb - 25 bu  65-90 gal wine .50
 
 

Click here for a printable page that can be taken with you to the vineyard.

 



 

Our Seedless Grapes are Mostly Gone
Best Picking this week is
Niagara (white) and Concord (blue)

(click on the Grape Page Link for more variety info)

 
Canadice is ripe now but really needs to be picked - pick in the netted areas where the birds did not damage them - just lift the netting up.
Canadice Grape Page 
Rows 16 to 19, & 29
 
Einset is gone.
Einset Grape Page Rows 27 - 28
 
Reliance is gone.
Reliance Grape Page Rows 13 - 14
Still lots of Niagara! Best picking is in rows 88-89
Niagara Grape Page

Rows 58, 59, 71, 72, 87 to 89

Buffalo is mostly gone, but I am sure you can find a bag or two.
Buffalo Grape Page

Rows 3, 4, 47, 88, 89

St. Pepin is very high sugar and falling off the vines - pick it now.
St. Pepin Grape Page Rows 61 to 63
 
Lakemont is gone.
Lakemont Grape Page Rows 11 & 12
 
Marquis is gone.
Marquis White Rows 8 & 9
Suffolk Red is gone.
 
 Suffolk Grape Page Rows 22 to 26 
 
Himrod is gone.
 
Himrod Grape Page   Rows 20 & 21
 
 
Click here for a printable page that can be taken with you to the vineyard.
 
 

 

 

 

Jelly Grapes

Best Picking this week is
Niagara (white) and Concord (blue)


(click on the Grape Page Link for more variety info)

 
Price has been picked out and its gone.
Price Grape Page Rows 6 & 7
 
Delaware is being converted to Niagara! No crop this year. BUT THERE ARE SOME NICE CLUSTERS OF NIAGARA IN THESE ROWS!
Delaware Grape Page
Rows 68 to 70
Buffalo is mostly gone, but I am sure you can find a bag or two.
Buffalo Grape Page

Rows 3, 47, 88, 89

 
Still lots of Niagara! Best picking is in rows 88-89
Niagara Grape Page

Rows
58, 59, 71, 72, 87 to 89

Concord are ripe now! Best picking in rows 1-2 & 48-49.
Concord Grape Page  

Rows
1, 2, 48, 49, 84 to 87

 
Steuben is ripe now.
Steuben Grape Page Row 5
Ny Muscat gone.
Muscat Grape Page  Row 50
 

Click here for a printable page that can be taken with you to the vineyard.

 

 
 

 

Red Wine Grapes
We still have lots of Frontenac, Concord and some DeChaunac & Foch
(click on the Grape Page Link for more variety info)

frontenacsmall 
Frontenac is mostly gone but you can still dig out a few bushels. Remember the DeChaunac have green trunks and the Frontenac have red trunks. (Some people like to keep them separate)
Frontenac Grape Page
 
Rows 73 to 77
 
Dechaunacis mostly gone but you can still dig out a few bushels. Remember the DeChaunac have green trunks and the Frontenac have red trunks. (Some people like to keep them separate)
DeChaunac Grape Page Rows 51 to 54, 64 to 67
Concord are ripe now! Best picking in rows 1-2 & 48-49.
Concord Grape Page Rows 1, 2, 48 & 49
 
Foch is mostly gone but you can still dig out a few bushels.
Foch Grape Page Rows 42 to 46 
 
Baco is mostly gone.
Baco Grape Page
Rows 55-56
 

 

 

White Wine Grapes
Niagara and Cayuga are best for whites this week!

(click on the Grape Page Link for more variety info)

 
St. Pepin is very high sugar and falling off the vines - pick it now.
St. Pepin Grape Page
Rows 61 to 63
 
Huge amount of Cayuga is ripe now. They will just jump into your pails - they are begging you to take them home.
Cayuga Grape Page Rows 33 & 34
  
Still lots of Niagara! Best picking is in rows 88-89
Niagara Grape Page
Rows 58,59,
71, 72, 87 to 89 
 
White Wine - is ripe now - still some left
White Wine Grape Page Row 37
 
Horizon is very ripe and still some left.
Horizon Grape Page Rows 35 & 41 
 
Seyval is ripe now - still some left.
Seyval Grape Page  Rows 31 & 32
 
Vignoles is getting very high sugar and wants to be picked.
Vignoles Grape Page Rows 38 & 39
 
Delaware is being converted to Niagara! No crop this year. BUT THERE ARE SOME NICE CLUSTERS OF NIAGARA IN THESE ROWS!
Delaware Grape Page Rows 68 to 70
 
GW-5 is ripe mid September.
Gw-5 Grape Page Row 15