Where do you get your grapes?

Discussion on the ingredients for making wine.

Moderator: Moderator Team

Where do you get your grapes?

Postby Honeypale » Sat Feb 14, 2004 12:05 am

We usually get them in Napa, Lodi or Oakley. Quality has been amazing! I'm thinkin' Silver Oak!
Jim Rossi
User avatar
Honeypale
Liter Mug (100 posts)
 
Posts: 183
Joined: Wed Feb 11, 2004 4:09 pm
Location: Oakley, Ca.

Postby Comrade » Mon Feb 23, 2004 3:15 pm

I usually get some from the Santa Barbara area and some from Dry Creek Sonoma.
Join the free homebrew community at http://www.brewcommune.com
User avatar
Comrade
Liter Mug (100 posts)
 
Posts: 123
Joined: Mon Feb 23, 2004 10:44 am
Location: Orange County, CA

Postby Dcarlis » Mon Feb 23, 2004 6:31 pm

From what type of place do you buy the grapes? A grower on the side of the road or what?
User avatar
Dcarlis
Liter Mug (100 posts)
 
Posts: 193
Joined: Fri Feb 13, 2004 4:13 pm
Location: Fresno, CA

Postby Comrade » Mon Feb 23, 2004 6:56 pm

Yeah, I get 400 lbs of Syrah C clone from 140 RU rootstock picked within a day at the same time I get a sack of oranges and a sack of onions.

Look out for Raul in the brown 1987 ford pickup. He usually wears a tan Guyabera and a decrepid cowboy hat.
Join the free homebrew community at http://www.brewcommune.com
User avatar
Comrade
Liter Mug (100 posts)
 
Posts: 123
Joined: Mon Feb 23, 2004 10:44 am
Location: Orange County, CA

Postby Honeypale » Mon Feb 23, 2004 8:20 pm

I like your humor Comrade! I deal with Vinny and Carlo up here though. Seriously though, we get them from local growers in the area. You can usually check the B3 store, oops, there I go again, I am shameless! Start looking around July for the grape ads to stop being advertized. September is usually when the reds are ready, although in can and usually does run through October.
Jim Rossi
User avatar
Honeypale
Liter Mug (100 posts)
 
Posts: 183
Joined: Wed Feb 11, 2004 4:09 pm
Location: Oakley, Ca.

Postby Comrade » Mon Feb 23, 2004 11:10 pm

I'm glad you picked up on my sarcasm, I almost didn't post that.

I too, buy straight from the gower. It just so happens the grower is a good friend of mine. Just one of those things, gotta make some new friends.
Join the free homebrew community at http://www.brewcommune.com
User avatar
Comrade
Liter Mug (100 posts)
 
Posts: 123
Joined: Mon Feb 23, 2004 10:44 am
Location: Orange County, CA

Postby Honeypale » Mon Feb 23, 2004 11:15 pm

Yeah, I got you figured out! I love that kind of sarcastic humor. :D It makes for good reading. :lol: Nice seeing you on here.
Jim Rossi
User avatar
Honeypale
Liter Mug (100 posts)
 
Posts: 183
Joined: Wed Feb 11, 2004 4:09 pm
Location: Oakley, Ca.

Postby Dcarlis » Tue Feb 24, 2004 9:54 am

I live in Fresno and you can buy grapes off the side of the road from a Mexican in a pickup at harvest... usually Jesus or Jorge.

With that said, unfortunately the grapes here are not good for certain types of wine due our high (and I mean high) temperatures.

Thanks for the info guys.
User avatar
Dcarlis
Liter Mug (100 posts)
 
Posts: 193
Joined: Fri Feb 13, 2004 4:13 pm
Location: Fresno, CA

Postby Comrade » Tue Feb 24, 2004 1:59 pm

I heard lots of wine comes from the Fresno area.
Join the free homebrew community at http://www.brewcommune.com
User avatar
Comrade
Liter Mug (100 posts)
 
Posts: 123
Joined: Mon Feb 23, 2004 10:44 am
Location: Orange County, CA

Postby Honeypale » Wed Feb 25, 2004 11:10 am

That was way too funny! You got to love it! :D
Jim Rossi
User avatar
Honeypale
Liter Mug (100 posts)
 
Posts: 183
Joined: Wed Feb 11, 2004 4:09 pm
Location: Oakley, Ca.


Return to Grapes and Extracts

Who is online

Users browsing this forum: No registered users and 1 guest