Saturday, January 2, 2010
Living in the Niagara Peninsula one may witness a unique harvest that takes place when the temperatures drop below -8 celsius (17F) for several days.
Grapes left on the vines well into the Winter months freeze allowing the water content to intensify the flavours producing a luscious sweet ice wine...
Ice wine pickers arrive in the dead of night to begin to harvest the frozen clusters, then the grapes are immediately pressed to extract the nectar.
Coveted the world over there is even an Ice Wine Festival held in January.
Madelaine on the other hand would much rather snuggle indoors and let the humans partake of the harvest...
Posted by Susan McShannon-Monteith at Saturday, January 02, 2010