Green Growing

The vineyards of the Okanagan Valley are verdant and blowsy with green growing …

… and green globular wine grapes, tight with juice and flavour …

… unless they’re red. πŸ™‚

Most of them will soon be ready for plucking. They will become lots of types of wine, both precious and humble, and everything in between.

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Greetings from the vineyards of the Okanagan Valley. πŸ™‚

25 thoughts on “Green Growing”

  1. Ah – green – the color of summer. Those grapes look so good. Plucking fruit and eating it from the vine or bush, or tree is wonderful. Rows of grapevines that are so well tended has always been beautiful to me.

    1. They are so lush – just full of summer. It also means that summer will soon be over, but there are lots of beautiful memories, especially if you drink wine and think about the sunshine that’s in the bottle. πŸ™‚

  2. When I was five years old we lived briefly in a house that had a grapevine with a bountiful harvest. I remember the adults saying they were going to walk on the grapes to make wine. Funny the things you remember.

    1. Hahaha. πŸ™‚ I don’t think the old-fashioned way is utilised much any more.

      Yes, it is funny what sticks in the childhood memory. You must have really been wondering why the adults were saying that. πŸ™‚

  3. Lovely photos, and poetic as well. Very nice.
    One of my favorite spots to look over the vineyards to okanagan lake is on the trail just past the cemetery on Munson Mountain looking north.

  4. A bit off subject, but have you ever experimented with frozen grapes? This is something one of my “artsy” friends introduced to me to in college, years ago. You can use them as ice cubes, essentially, and they are splendid in a sangria or any wine that is better when it is slightly-to-moderately chilled. And once the grapes soften a bit, you have little treats floating in your glass that provide a burst of flavor when you pop them in your mouth. Works best in the summer, of course…

    1. No, I didn’t. I’ve tasted wine grapes before though and they usually taste very similar to the wine they will become, except that they also taste immature because they haven’t fermented. I’m used to them as wine. πŸ˜‰

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