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Thursday, October 8, 2009

Natali Vineyards

Let me tell you about Natali Vineyards: Basically you go to the vineyard {its right on 47 in Goshen, for you South Jersians}, they give you clippers and for 3 hours you cut grapes. It goes by pretty quickly and it's super fun...then they ring the "lunch" bell, you head in - and they serve you grilled chicken, grilled veggies {portabello mushrooms, onions, potatoes, zucchini, squash, eggplant, etc}, really good bread - and wine, of course! Also, you get "paid" with a bottle of wine - your choice. All in all its a fun way to spend a wednesday afternoon and you walk away with a great lunch and a nice bottle of wine.
This past Wednesday was my first time cutting at the vineyard, and it certainly won't be the last. We were assigned to the Trebbiano grapes. You cut the vine, pick off the 'bad' grapes, and then put the 'good' grapes into crates. At the end of the 3 hours, Sammy comes by and collects the grapes - which will be pressed the following day.

We had a great time, I met some amazing people, and got a nice mid-afternoon buzz on. So for anyone sitting around, get up off your ass and head to the vineyard!!! The grapes await you!

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