Over the past few weeks, the Finger Lakes have received several feet of snow and been subjected to blasts of arctic air. While this makes for slippery roads and slow going for people, our vines are snug under their snowy blankets.
The snow insulates the roots from the icy winds and actually keeps them warm, which should prevent any damage to the rootstock that might kill the vines.
The photo above is of several rows in our White Springs vineyard in Geneva. If you stop into our Seneca Lake tasting room, these vines are to your left as you come down the driveway off Pre-Emption Road. The tasting room is open every day from 10:00am to 5:00pm; come visit us and taste a selection of warming wines like our 2013 Cabernet Franc.