Tuesday, August 29, 2006


The flowers at the winery are in full bloom, and they are really eye catching. Petunias on the bottom, roses in the middle and grape hyacinth climbing up the pillars. Posted by Picasa

3 comments:

Alanna said...

Know you're a winery but would LOVE to know what else to do with just a few Concord grapes, no recipes starting out "40 pounds of grapes"! Nice to see you're blogging!

Elaine said...

There's a lady that works for us that makes Concord juice and jelly. I'll see if I can get her recipes...

Elaine said...

Here's a recipe for juice from my "Putting Food By" recipe book:

Wash and destem grapes. Crush. Add 1 cup water for each 4 quarts of crushed grapes. Cook gently without boiling for 10 minutes. Strain through a jelly bag. Refrigerate for 24 hours. Strain again for perfect clearness. Do not use sediment at bottom including tartaric crystals. Add 1/2 cup sugar for each quart of juice and heat to 200 degress F. Simmer. Pour hot juice into hot jars leaving 1/2 inch headroom. Adjust lids. Process in a hot water bath for 10 minutes.

I'm a huge canning nerd, but if you didn't want to can, this recipe would taste fresh for a day or two in your frig.