2017 Harvest Report

2017 Harvest Report

by Shannon and Paul Brock, owner-winemakers February 7, 2018–2017 will certainly go down in history as a “dark horse” vintage– emerging to prominence after seeming unlikely to succeed.  After an unbelievably rainy spring and summer, a hot and sunny fall...
2016 Harvest Wrap-up Report

2016 Harvest Wrap-up Report

November 28, 2016– The headline for the 2016 growing season in the Finger Lakes is “extreme drought.”  Prior to this year, the driest growing season on record for the Finger Lakes was 1973. According to Cornell Cooperative Extension’s Finger...
Armchair Winemaker

Armchair Winemaker

October 20, 2016– Harvest is in full swing here at Silver Thread, with grapes being picked and processed almost daily.  We began our harvest on September 16 and it’s been full steam ahead for five weeks now.  We began by picking Pinot Noir, Gewurztraminer...

Winemaker’s Harvest Report 2015

by Paul Brock December 2, 2015 Silver Thread Harvest 2015: A Winegrowing Opus in Two Acts Since winegrowing is inherently artistic, it seems fitting to compare the 2015 harvest to a large-scale artistic work with two distinct parts. It began with ideal conditions...