The Life of a Grape: Week 3

When you see the photos from this week you will be amazed at how much, and how quickly, the Fox Run vine has grown! There are now bunches of grapes forming and they will fully develop in several more weeks and eventually change color.

Did you know?  . . .

Grapes take on the flavor of the soil in which they grow? Soil type is one of the reasons why grapes growing in the Finger Lakes have a different taste than those growing in California vineyards. The amount and intensity of sunlight received impacts the sweetness of the grapes. The longer the fruit stays on the vine, the sweeter it becomes, and the more nutritional value it holds.

The Life of a Grape, week 3.

For years people have talked about the health benefits of wine in moderation. Much of the fruit’s power lies in the dark purple skins which are packed with antioxidants and vitamins.  Experts tend to agree that a glass or two of red wine per day can help reduce the risk for some cancers, cognitive disorders and heart disease. Grapes are delicious straight from the vine or harvested and made into your favorite wine, either way they’re a healthy treat.

So the next time you’re drinking a glass of Finger Lakes wine, raise a toast to the grape: one amazing little fruit!

Grapes developing at Fox Run Vineyards

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