The native color displayed in the outdoors is not done yet. The native fall-blooming asters are in peak color right now. This is a sure sign that wine-making from our little grape patch needs to be underway. The sugar content of our Marquette and Frontenac Gris gapes tested out very well and like all vintners, we hope it is a very good year.
Just as the tame grapes are fermenting and I thought the major wine-making work was complete, I came upon a bucket full of wild grapes. These little gems have intense deep purple color and we have high hopes for some wild red wine. There is still lots of intense fall color outside and the wild grapes will provide some winter color as well.