What an incredible Harvest it was this year for us! We broke records all over the place – number of attendees, amount of grapes on the vine, amount of grapes picked in one morning. It did make for a long morning on the 8th, but we had a great crew with everyone pitching in with whatever strength they had. Thanks everyone – to all our Harvesters on both the 8th and the 15th for a great Harvest!
We have the winner of the Candy Count contest – she guessed the exact number of candies at the October 8th Harvest – Linda Taylor. Her guess: 234 candies! Congratulations Linda – the vase and candies are all yours! The next 5 closest guesses were from : Kelly White (236), David LaPointe (230), Katie Weiss (225), Alexa Trolley Hanson (218) and Katie Brown (216).
In a surprise announcement at the October 15th Harvest, owner Frank Reinhold told Harvesters and staff alike that next year’s harvest will be brought in by machine. By April of 2012 Flag Hill Winery & Distillery will be the owner of a machine harvester, the first in NH, MA and CT (to our knowledge). While this will certainly change how the grapes are picked, the hope is to host some type of event to celebrate the harvest. While none of us at Flag Hill know if, when or what this event might be, we will certainly keep our patrons posted as the time nears. For all those that won or earned “early notification” for Harvest 2012, including our candy count contest winners, if we hold any type of event to celebrate the harvest in 2012, we will honor those prizes by alerting you via email before any general announcement or invitations go out.
We have posted photos from both Harvest dates on our Facebook page (as well as pictures missed from Harvest 2010).
For those who do not have Facebook, you can use the links below to view the photos through Kaodak’s gallery web site (you do not need to log in to view). The Kodak site does allow for downloading or purchasing copies.
Harvest Fest October 15, 2011: http://www.kodakgallery.com/gallery/sharing/shareRedirectSwitchBoard.jsp?token=883882943213%3A232905306
Harvest Fest October 8, 2011: http://www.kodakgallery.com/gallery/sharing/shareRedirectSwitchBoard.jsp?token=983882943213%3A1204735858
Harvest Fest October 2 2010, 2010:http://www.kodakgallery.com/gallery/sharing/shareRedirectSwitchBoard.jsp?token=193882943213%3A334618220
Harvest Fest September 25, 2010: http://www.kodakgallery.com/gallery/sharing/shareRedirectSwitchBoard.jsp?token=293882943213%3A1745678705
Harvest Fest September 18, 2010: http://www.kodakgallery.com/gallery/sharing/shareRedirectSwitchBoard.jsp?token=393882943213%3A603668769