- California's Best
Grape Growing Weather in 7 Years
- Montsant, Spain is Back!
and Market Conditions
California Harvest 2013
is well underway and PrestonWine
has its cooler full of grapes. The forecast is good for a
harvest that is earlier and warmer than in previous years. A
year like this - 10 days to two weeks early - generally allows
us to access more types of grapes before the shipping season
Prices are up on some grapes, down on others while juices are
largely maintaining last year's price points.
Classico grapes and
Galo juices are our
popular-priced option at Preston and these are generally always
available during the season. The same goes for
juices. Please contact the PrestonWine Sales Desk at
613-230-7166 for pricing and availability.
AVAILABLE SUNDAY, 15 SEP 2013
(go to order forms)
are offering a number of premium grapes from different regions
to give the home winemaker an opportunity to explore more
flavour options from the world of grapes. These grapes from lower yielding vineyards are usually contracted to wineries
and have a good track record that is reflected in the increased
price. We have numerous options on a number of varieties which
we hope will guarantee availability to the customer.
truck containing early premium varieties should arrive about
mid-September; check this site - we will advise of the
arrival and details of the load here.
There will be no Niagara grapes or juices this year.
you are interested in taking a wine course at Preston, please
leave details at the Grape Sales Desk and we will try to provide
courses that meet your needs. Tell us what you need to know or
improve upon and we will try to customize for you the
information you require. Courses will require a reasonable
minimum of attendees.
Frozen musts and juices from Montsant
were very pleased with the results of last year's shipment of
these grapes from the Montsant
Region of north-eastern Spain. These mountain
grapes had plenty of flavour and structure. Bleeding off the
Grenache Noir also produced a very flavourful rose.
Noir, Merlot, Tempranillo and
Syrah are still
offered this year with the possible addition of
Cabernet Sauvignon, Carignane
and a white blend. At this time, we do not know the price or
availability of these extra varieties... however if you are
interested in them, please note this on the form and you
will be contacted.
four previously mentioned varieties are confirmed and your
orders must include a $50 per pail deposit. We expect delivery
around the THIRD WEEK of NOVEMBER, 2013.
Charles Fajgenbaum, who
imports these grapes, will be visiting PrestonWine in late
September to provide information on the
Montsant musts. Details
will be posted on our website and those who have orders will be
you are interested in sampling the results of last year
please contact Mac at the Sales Desk.
In Vino Veritas,
and the PrestonWine Team