How many acres are planted?
have seven blocks for a total of 7 acres planted. In the configuration of 8
x 10 (eight foot vine spacing and ten foot row spacing), one acre equals 545
vines. By 2016, our goal is to have the vineyard
fully planted at 12 acres total.
How much wine will an acre produce?
Based on pruning
techniques in order to keep a 'balanced' vine, we can expect to harvest
anywhere from 3 - 4 tons of grapes per acre.
One ton of
grapes will yield approx. 160 gallons of juice. One acre will
yield approx. 560 gallons of juice.
For every gallon of juice, we will end up
with 5 bottles of wine.
Our twelve acres
will produce 33,600 bottles or just over 2,800 cases of wine annually.
grapes are growing at Blue Star Vineyard?
currently have 7 varieties of wine grapes growing at the vineyard.
Frontenac grapes produce a
full-bodied red wine with cherry overtones.
Marechal Foch is often considered
to possess Burgundy characteristics. Offering a wine with a light-medium structure and dark cherry fruit flavors.
LaCrescent shows best as a
semi-sweet to sweet dessert white wine.
Typical varietal flavors found in
LaCrescent are apricot, peach, citrus and pineapple.
wines are complex, with attractive ruby
color, pronounced tannins, and desirable notes of cherry, black
pepper, and spice on both nose and palate.
wines present aromas of peach and apricot. A
brilliant balance of fruit and acidity creates lively, refreshing wines.
very fruity, comparable to many German style white wines.
deliciously aromatic with lively floral notes, a hint of sweetness and a
beautifully long finish.