While some dread the long and frigid winter, ice wine makers delight in perfect winemaking conditions when the temperature drops.
Dave Breeden, a winemaker at Sheldrake Point Winery in Ovid, says ice wine grapes need to be harvested when the temperature is between 12 and 15 degrees, according to Post Standard – Upstate.
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Sheldrake Point’s newest ice wine offering is their first-ever kosher wine made from Gewürztraminer grapes.
There are more than a dozen wineries in upstate New York making ice wine.
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