It is without a doubt, that folks in the Finger Lakes are wrapping up grape harvest unusually early this year. The last few days of grape harvest here at Doyle Vineyard Management are in sight. With some spring frost damage and an extremely dry summer, most grape varieties did not produce nearly the yields that were expected. On average, yields seem to be down 30%, and up to 50% in some varieties. Quality on the other hand has been outstanding! The dry hot weather this summer set some of the best fruit that we’ve ever picked! Kudos, as always, to the flexibility and long days put in by our employees to get the job done this year.