The Livingston County Bridal Show is just around the corner and we have a great group of vendors who will be joining us to showcase bridal services the local area has to offer. More and more brides are planning rustic weddings in barns or capitalizing on the natural beauty found in the Finger Lakes region or within surrounding state parks. We want brides to be aware of services they can utilize locally that can provide them with quality care and products while very often saving them money on their overall wedding budget. Deer Run Winery also hosts weddings on the grounds offering a vineyard backdrop for a couple's special day. Whatever your desire, if a wedding or special event is in your future, be sure to check out this year's Livingston County Bridal Show at Deer Run Winery on Saturday April 09th from 12:00 pm to 2:30 pm. Each vendor will be giving away a grand prize and there will be discounts on many bridal services, as well as wine tasting, hors d'oeuvres and more! Click here to register! The list of business joining us are:
Bridal Make-up by Claire Kenna
DJ Tommy B
Harpist Lara Haase
Pampered Chef Registry
Robbin's Nest Floral & Gifts
The Cake Place
Today it is wet and windy and just not the day anyone wants to be working outside, but the turn for warmer weather has Scott outside in the vineyard working on pruning the vines. The cold we experienced in mid February was good for the wine in the tank room as it helped to settle the tartaric acid out of the wine (pictured above). After this time, Scott took bud samplings from the vineyard and determined the the vines to be in pretty good shape because he was able to find the primary buds on the vines largely intact and undamaged. The mild winter we experienced this year was a nice respite from the winters of 2013 and 2014, but spells of warm weather followed by cold weather had us a bit worried. The vines can tend to bud during the warm spells and if we encounter frigid temperatures after such a warm up, that could mean a loss of the primary buds - these are the buds which give us the highest quality fruit. Vines do come with an internal back up system and are equipped with a secondary and tertiary bud, however the secondary bud will not produce as high of a quality fruit as a primary bud and the tertiary bud may not produce fruit at all. We are keeping our fingers crossed we do not encounter any frost moving forward and that this year brings us a quality, fruitful harvest for all of the Finger Lakes vineyards. After all, it takes great grapes to make great wine!
I am the winemaker's wife. Scott and I married in 2014 and I transitioned from a hospitality manager to a grape farmer's wife, event coordinator and blog author.