Boutique wineries on the southern shore of Lake Erie in New York & Pennsylvania

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Ice Wine Grape Harvest 2010

Ice wine grapes can only be picked when the temperature is 17 degrees or lower, so wine makers watch the thermometer, and when the time is right, they call in a crew to harvest the frozen grapes. These photos were taken at Mazza Vineyards in North East, PA. Mazza's use Vidal Blanc grapes for their ice wine. Netting  prevents birds and animals from eating the late-harvest grapes, and it also catches the grapes if they fall from the vine.