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Fresh Grapes

Cut off date for ordering: August 19, 2017

We are offering fresh California grapes this year. We will purchasing the grapes through F. Colavita & Son because they have an excellent reputation for delivering high quality grapes for both home wine makers and wineries. The grapes are sold in 36 pound lugs and 3 lugs should make 5-6 gallons of wine, depending on the varietal.

PLEASE READ EVERYTHING ON THIS PAGE BEFORE PLACING AN ORDER FOR THIS PRODUCT!

  1. These are fresh grapes and will need to be crushed, de-stemmed and pressed. When the grapes arrive, we will have our crusher/de-stemmer set up for your use. There will be a charge of $3.00 per lug to use our motorized crusher/de-stemmer.
  2. You can rent the press for $30.00 per day. You will need to make an appointment to use the press and you will be required to clean it up.
  3. These grapes will arrive refrigerated and will need to be picked up within 24 hours of arrival to guarantee freshness. We expect delivery around the first of October, but will contact everyone that orders as soon as we have a definite date. In addition, we will try to have the grapes delivered on a Friday to give you 2 days to pick up your grapes.
  4. When you place your order, your credit card will be required. We will not charge credit cards until August 19, 2017. After that all orders will be charged as received.
  5. Since this is a perishable product, ALL SALES ARE FINAL. as of August 19th and your credit card will be charged then.
  6. If you purchase more than 14 lugs (500 lbs.), you will receive a 5% discount. This discount will NOT be reflected online, but will be applied when the credit card is charged.
  7. We also have a minimum order of 3 lugs.

Since this is NOT balanced must, none of the normal additives included in wine kits are included with these products. As such, you will need to consider ordering the following items, if you don't have them on hand:

  1. Yeast
  2. Potassium Meta-bisulfite (K-Meta)
  3. Yeast Nutrient
  4. Ascorbic Acid
  5. Fining agents
  6. Oak cubes, oak chips or oak spirals
  7. Maloactic Bacteria
  8. SO2 (Sulfur Dioxide) Test Kit
  9. Malic Acid Test Kit
  10. T.A. (Total Acid) Test Kit
  11. pH Test Kit

To learn more about working with fresh grapes, click on the following link:

Working with Fresh Grapes

The products on this page do not qualify for the FVW Grower's Club Discount.
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Barbera

Barbera is a grape that has a high level of natural acid but low tannins when fully ripe. Its wine can be intense but with medium bouquet and flavor. Blending Barbera with Petite Sirah or other high tannin wines could make a truly great wine.

Price is per lug (36 pounds), enough to make approximately 2 gallons of wine.

Does not qualify for FVW Grower's Club and is available for pick up only!

$45.59

On Sale For - $41.03

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Cut-off Date - August 19th

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Cabernet Franc

Wine is typically light to medium bodied with more fruit flavors and less tannins than a Cabernet Sauvignon. It will, therefore, mature earlier. It is great for blending with Cabernet Sauvignon and other varieties.

Price is per lug (36 pounds), enough to make approximately 2 gallons of wine.

Does not qualify for FVW Grower's Club and is available for pick up only!

$49.39

On Sale For - $44.45

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Cut-off Date - August 19th

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Cabernet Sauvignon

With its remarkable concentration of tannins, pigments and flavor pigments it will produce deeply colored rigorous wines whose bouquet will only improve with age. For a wine that will mature sooner, do some blending with varieties with lower tannins and maybe a little more fruit.

Price is per lug (36 pounds), enough to make approximately 2 gallons of wine.

Does not qualify for FVW Grower's Club and is available for pick up only!

$59.79

On Sale For - $53.81

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Cut-off Date - August 19th

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Grenanche

Used mainly for blending and the making of Rose and Blush Wines in California. If it is blended with a variety that has good color, it can produce a fruity, spicy, medium-bodied wine. The grapes usually have high sugar and Grenache can strengthen a wine with potential low alcohol.

Price is per lug (36 pounds), enough to make approximately 2 gallons of wine.

Does not qualify for FVW Grower's Club and is available for pick up only!

$53.19

On Sale For - $47.87

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Cut-off Date - August 19th

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Malbec

The grapes tend to have an inky dark color and robust tannins. Long known as one of the six grapes allowed in the blend of red Bordeaux wine, the French plantations of Malbec are now found primarily in Cahors in the South West France region. It is increasingly celebrated as an Argentine varietal wine and is being grown around the world.

Price is per lug (36 pounds), enough to make approximately 2 gallons of wine.

Does not qualify for FVW Grower's Club and is available for pick up only!

$66.49

On Sale For - $59.84

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Cut-off Date - August 19th

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Merlot

A medium acid wine that is soft and mild and is easy to drink when it is young. Color can range dark to light red. A great blender for the stronger flavored high acid and high tannin varieties.

Price is per lug (36 pounds), enough to make approximately 2 gallons of wine.

Does not qualify for FVW Grower's Club and is available for pick up only!

$51.29

On Sale For - $46.16

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Cut-off Date - August 19th

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Mouvedre

Mourvèdre tends to produce tannic wines that can be high in alcohol. The style of wine produced from the grapes varies greatly according to where it is produced, but is often known for its wild game and/or earthy notes, with soft red fruit flavors.

Price is per lug (36 pounds), enough to make approximately 2 gallons of wine.

Does not qualify for FVW Grower's Club and is available for pick up only!

$55.09

On Sale For - $49.58

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Cut-off Date - August 19th

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Mouvedre

Mourvèdre tends to produce tannic wines that can be high in alcohol. The style of wine produced from the grapes varies greatly according to where it is produced, but is often known for its wild game and/or earthy notes, with soft red fruit flavors.

Price is per lug (36 pounds), enough to make approximately 2 gallons of wine.

Does not qualify for FVW Grower's Club and is available for pick up only!

$55.09

On Sale For - $49.58

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Cut-off Date - August 19th

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Petite Syrah

Produces a wine that is long-lived and deep colored with lots of tannin. It is a dry wine that has a very distinctive, recognizable flavor. A little Petit Sirah in any wine will add flavor, body and color to the wine.

Price is per lug (36 pounds), enough to make approximately 2 gallons of wine.

Does not qualify for FVW Grower's Club and is available for pick up only!

$61.69

On Sale For - $55.52

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Petite Verdot

Petite Verdot is a variety of red wine grape, principally used in classic Bordeaux blends. When young its aromas have been likened to banana and pencil shavings. Strong tones of violet and leather develop as it matures.

Price is per lug (36 pounds), enough to make approximately 2 gallons of wine.

Does not qualify for FVW Grower's Club and is available for pick up only!

$61.69

On Sale For - $55.52

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Cut-off Date - August 19th

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Pinot Noir

Produces a fine wine with a pleasant fruitiness that has lower levels of tannin and color. The grapes are so versatile that they are also used to make champagne.

Price is per lug (36 pounds), enough to make approximately 2 gallons of wine.

Does not qualify for FVW Grower's Club and is available for pick up only!

$55.09

On Sale For - $49.58

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Cut-off Date - August 19th

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Sangiovese

Sangiovese grapes form the basis for Chianti wines. The wines have noticeable tannins and acidity with just fair color. The riper grapes produce a wine that has great plum flavors and leathery texture.

Price is per lug (36 pounds), enough to make approximately 2 gallons of wine.

Does not qualify for FVW Grower's Club and is available for pick up only!

$57.89

On Sale For - $52.10

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Cut-off Date - August 19th

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Shiraz

A wine that is spicy and leathery with smooth tannins and subtle texture. It can be drunk when it is young or it can be aged. It is a great grape to blend with the Cabernets.

Price is per lug (36 pounds), enough to make approximately 2 gallons of wine.

Does not qualify for FVW Grower's Club and is available for pick up only!

$48.39

On Sale For - $43.55

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Cut-off Date - August 19th

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Tempranillo

These grapes are thick skinned and capable of making a deep colored long lasting wine with low acid. Great to blend with a more flavorful variety.

Price is per lug (36 pounds), enough to make approximately 2 gallons of wine.

Does not qualify for FVW Grower's Club and is available for pick up only!

$58.89

On Sale For - $53.00

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Cut-off Date - August 19th

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Zinfandel - Old Vine

Zinfandel grapes makes a dry, sturdy vigorous red wine. The wine usually has a great fruity bouquet with medium acid. A blend with Petit Sirah is just excellent. White Zinfandel is made from the low sugared early harvest Zinfandels.

Price is per lug (36 pounds), enough to make approximately 2 gallons of wine.

Does not qualify for FVW Grower's Club and is available for pick up only!

$60.79

On Sale For - $54.71

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Cut-off Date - August 19th

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