53rd Winery & Vineyard

The 2017 harvest is complete and the wines are comfortably resting in their tanks and barrels.  Many thanks and congratulations to our Vineyard and Winemaking teams.  We harvested over 65 tons of grapes from our vineyards and purchased another 35.  Which means they processed 100 tons!  Our goal is to make almost exclusively estate grown wines and with approximately 14 acres planted that will bear fruit over the next two years we will be very close to that goal!

It is no small feat when the harvest starts.  It is not only the physical work of harvesting and processing the grapes, but dodging bees, hornets, yellow jackets who also want to feast on the grapes.  This was a particularly crazy year for those hungry, thankfully not mad, insects!

Our construction projects remain on track for a year-end completion.  The new production building looks awesome and will benefit us as our harvest tonnage increases along with helping improve the quality of our award-winning wines.  We expect the Pavilion will be ready for our February 2018 wine club pickup weekend.

We have released our 2016 Chardonel, 2015 Petit Verdot, 2015 Shannon Hill Red and 2016 Viognier.  The weekend of November 18/19th we will be releasing our 2016 Chamborcin, 2016 Petit Manseng and 2016 Traminette plus our latest port-styled wine…Exodus.  Customer and staff feedback has been very positive.  Stop by and check them out.  They should make great gifts and/ or additions for your holiday meals.

Stay in touch for future releases, including our 2017 Albarino!  Yes, our harvest was bountiful enough for a single varietal bottling of Albarino which many of you have been asking us about.

Thank you for your support!  We put a lot of effort into the winegrowing and winemaking but also in making your visit to our tasting room, a memorable one!  Remember, getting away from it all is not that far away…visit us at Cooper Vineyards/53rd Winery.  Have a great Thanksgiving!

Cheers,

David and Susan