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Grape Vines

The wine grapes are heavy and lush and ready for harvest.

These look like they might be pinot noir grapes.

Grapes have been cultivated and sold for thousands of years, a trade that started in Israel, Cyprus, Egypt, Iran and Turkey. At present, about 75 percent of the grapes grown worldwide are used to make wine. We certainly like our grape juice!

Happy Saturday. 🙂

Okanagan Lake

A few days ago we took a ramble high above Okanagan Lake.

Wine grapes above Okanagan Lake

On small land benches overlooking the lake, wine grapes have been planted. It’s perilous to reach some of them but the combination of sun, heat and humidity often produces rather rare varieties such as carménère.

I don’t know what grapes are growing there, but I hope they do well.

Greetings from the beautiful Okanagan Lake and its luscious wine grapes. 🙂