2015 was the hottest year on record and began with a moderate winter that lead into a warm spring and a very hot summer. The warm spring resulted an early bloom, which caused veraison to occur two to three works earlier than normal, and harvesting to begin well ahead of normal--three weeks, in fact.The heat wave began to taper towards the end of August, which allowed for the warm days and cool nights to settle in--producing beautiful fruit quality with good acid and perfect flavor development.
Manufacturer: Yellow Barn Winery
Brand: Yellow Barn Winery
Yellow Barn Winery uses very little energy (a small carbon footprint): A. Energy requirements are minimal. We utilize Mother Nature to assist in the wine making process, i.e. cold stabilizes wines during winter. B. Use very little fossil fuel energy and are exploring the use of solar energy. C. Recycle all by-products in an organically positive way on the farm. D. .90 cents out of every dollar purchase goes back into the local commnity or other NY businesses. E. All products produced on the farm are produced in a bio-friendly manner. F. We produce wine from grape varieties that are sustainable and biologiecally compatible with our environment. G. We use natural products to grow our grapes. H. WE MAKE REALLY GOOD WINE.
Manufacturer: Lieb Cellars
Brand: Bridge Lane Wine
2015 saw near perfect summer conditions - consistently warm and dry with low humidity and timely rainfall. Yields were back down to normal range (2-4 tons/acre) after the abnormally large crop in 2014, and the fruit was clean and ripe with strong flavor concentration.