Tuesday, June 21, 2011
Cuthills Vinyard is 15 miles NW of Norfolk, NE
and is Nebraska's first winery, which opened in 1994.
Approximately 60 different varieties of grapes are grown at
Cuthills Vinyard, and there are 7 acres of grapes.
These grapes are just setting on, which is normal for mid June.
I just love vinyards. Who doesn't?
And don't flowers and grapevines just say SUMMER?
We went on a self guided tour, but don't tell the cat.
He thought he was our designated tour guide
and did a wonderful job.
We also toured the cannabis patch.
This is wild hemp and it grows all over in Nebraska.
Imagine my surprise when I moved here from Wyoming
and discovered this on my acreage.
Back at the store, Sasha and Danny did some "tasteing".
Not me, I needed to make it through the rest of the day
without a nap.
Did you know bees and insects are not needed to pollinate grapes?
Did you know grapes don't need much rain and can live off of the moisture
they receive in the winter.
Did you know cream of tartar is made when tartaric acid partially neutralizes with
potassium hydroxide, which transforms it into a salt?
Grapes are the only natural source of tartaric acid.
Cream of tartar is developed from sediment produced in the process of making wine.