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Johnson Estate Winery

Pinot Noir Harvest & Picnic

Date: Sun, Sep 9, 2018
Time 9:00 AM to 1:30 PM
Venue: Johnson Estate - Pinot Noir Vineyards
Contact: Jennifer Johnson
Phone: 716-326-2191
Email: fsj2@msn.com

Mother Nature is FICKLE
The early ripening Pinot Noir did just that this year - Jeff Murphy, winemaker and the man who determines WHEN we pick - recommended picking on August 31st.  The hot and very wet weather we have been experiencing made the grapes ripen much more quickly than last year - and the rains provided the perfect situation for splitting grapes and deterioration in quality - so an early harvest prevented that.   We will be refunding reservations by all who made them for September 23rd -Join us for an Estate Harvest and Picnic. Pick Pinot Noir grapes in the morning and then enjoy a picnic lunch, weather permitting.   Each picker will also receive a certificate for a bottle of this limited, hand-picked vintage of 2018 Pinot Noir signed by the winemaker. Release date to be determined.  

9:00am - Arrive at the winery. Drive to our Pinot Vineyard. Register & pick up clippers. Have a coffee and a croissant!
10:00am - Pick grapes!
12:00 Noon - Enjoy a Harvest Picnic. We'll have tables set up on the ridge.  The menu includes Perrier, Freelings Creek Pinot Noir & other wines, Cheese & Charcuterie Board, Cold Tomato Soup Shots, and main course (TBD), Baguettes, and Apple Tart.

NOTE on Attire: 
Comfortable walking shoes and shorts or jeans; remember your hats and sun-screen if a sunny day!

Reservations and Tickets:
Make reservations online or by calling the winery at 716-326-2191. This event is limited to 30 "pickers".  Advance tickets: $30.00 per person.  Online tickets are not available within 24 hours of the event. In this case, please call the winery to see if tickets are still available.

The September 9th Pinot Harvest & Picnic is now full - space still available on September 23rd

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