Grape Harvest Kicks Off

, Posted: Sun, September 30 2012 at 10:36 PM, Updated: Sun, September 30 2012 at 10:51 PM

Southern Oregon's hot and dry summer is being credited for creating one of the best wine grape harvests in years. Officials at Weisinger's Winery in Ashland say this year's harvest is about three weeks early which they say means bolder flavors. But it may take a while to find out just how flavorful those grapes turn out to be.

"Wine making requires patience. So we do have to kind of wait to see what happens. But even this early on in the stage of the game we can see we are looking at a really phenomenal year. We won't be bottling them until the spring of 2014," said Eric Weisinger.

On Saturday, roughly 30-people volunteered to help the winery harvest their grapes.

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