GOLD HILL, Ore. – The harvest for what will eventually become wine is underway. The grape harvest is well underway at Del Rio Vineyards. Del Rio Winery says it’s grape harvest is coming off one of the best growing season it’s seen in several years.
They started their harvest three weeks earlier than last year, which is actually right on schedule, and they said that plays a role in creating the perfect wine.
The weather wasn’t only good for the growing season; the summer temperatures are staying around as the harvest begins. For the next three to four weeks, Del Rio Winery will be busy as grapes begin looking less like grapes and more like wine.
Last year, Del Rio Vineyards harvested enough grapes to produce 200,000 gallons. It expects to produce just less than that this year.