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 5th WEEKEND - October4, 5 & 6, 2019

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 Seedless is ready now - good crop and protected from bird damage by netting.
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
Niagara is ripe now. EASY PICKING!
Niagara Grape Page

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

Buffalo is ripe now - pick the black clusters.
Buffalo Grape Page

Rows 3, 4, 47, 88, 89

St. Pepin is ripe now - A lot of picking has been done - but lots of bushels left - Great fruity white wine
St. Pepin Grape Page Rows 61 to 63
 
Small amount of Lakemont is ready.
Lakemont Grape Page Rows 11 & 12
 
Rain and cold winter removed the Marquis crop.
Marquis White Rows 8 & 9
Rain and cold winter removed the Suffolk crop.
 
 Suffolk Grape Page Rows 22 to 26 
 
Rain and cold winter removed the Himrod crop.
 
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 is now - pick the black clusters.
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 ripe now - pick the black clusters.
Buffalo Grape Page

Rows 3, 47, 88, 89

 
Niagara is ripe now. EASY PICKING!
Niagara Grape Page

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

Concord is ripe now.
Concord Grape Page  

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

 
Steuben is ripe now.
Steuben Grape Page Row 5
Ny Muscat are mid September.
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)

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Frontenac is ripe now - A lot of picking has been done but still a few bushels left.
Frontenac Grape Page
 
Rows 73 to 77
 
Dechaunac is ripe now - A lot of picking has been done but still a few bushels left.
DeChaunac Grape Page Rows 51 to 54, 64 to 67
Concord is ripe now.
Concord Grape Page Rows 1, 2, 48 & 49
 
Foch is ripe now - A lot of picking has been done but still a few bushels left..
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 ripe now - A lot of picking has been done - but lots of bushels left - Great fruity white wine
St. Pepin Grape Page
Rows 61 to 63
 
Cayuga is ripe now.
Cayuga Grape Page Rows 33 & 34
  
Niagara is ripe now. EASY PICKING!
Niagara Grape Page
Rows 58,59,
71, 72, 87 to 89 
 
White Wine is ripe now
White Wine Grape Page Row 37
 
Horizon is ripe now.
Horizon Grape Page Rows 35 & 41 
 
Seyval is ripe now.
Seyval Grape Page  Rows 31 & 32
 
Vignoles is ripe now.
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