The Life of a Grape Series and Fox Run Vineyards present, “The Life of a Grape Series.” Over the last five weeks we’ve tracked the growth of a single Fox Run vine, from a barely-there bud to fully-formed bunch.  Now you can check out the inside scoop on grapes growing up in the Finger Lakes.

Here is a short video from Fox Run showing the vineyards early on in the growing season.

Week 1 (Early June)
Just a few tiny buds beginning to form.

The Life of a Grape Week 1

Week 2 (Mid June)

The Life of a Grape Week 2

Week 3 (Late June)
Starting to see some tiny clusters appearing.

The Life of a Grape Week 3.

Week 4 (Mid July)
Seeing some larger, fully formed grapes now.

The Life of a Grape Week 4

Week 5 (Late July)
Just a matter of time before these succulent grapes ripen!

The Life of a Grape Week 5

Here is another brief Fox Run clip showing workers tending to the vines!

We’ve had a hot summer so far and the grapes seem to be on pace for a great crop this year. We hope this series of photos gave a new perspective on grape growing in the Finger Lakes!

A special thanks to Fox Run Vineyards for giving us a sneak peak into the world of viticulture. It is amazing how much time and care goes into cultivating the fruit that will be made into one of the most beloved symbols of the Finger Lakes region. If you would like to sample some delicious Fox Run wines, visit their tasting room, open daily until 6pm.

. . . And don’t miss the upcoming Fox Run Garlic Festival on August 7th & 8th from 11am-5pm. Learn to make garlic based dishes through professional cooking demos, sample a variety of wines, listen to live music and shop at the booths of local artists and craftsman.

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