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Bailey Riddle
 
September 17, 2020 | Bailey Riddle

Harvest Update!

slowing down, sort of…
Harvest Update

We are in the final stretch of grape harvest! With summer temperatures climbing in early June, we received and crushed most of our grapes before Labor Day weekend - we normally expect to be harvesting into mid-October! What might we do with this unexpected lull in September? We have plans…
 

Though wine crush is slowing down, we are staying just as busy with fruit from our neighbors in the Hondo Valley. We are receiving beautiful apples and pears by the bin.  We will be making fresh Uncle Dick's Hard Cider to pour for you out of our Silo Bar at Enchanted Vine. Our Silo Bar is open from 11:00 am to 6:00 pm daily.
 
The Enchanted Vine Barn is also where we will be celebrating the release of the new Tighty Whitey.  You heard the buzz about the new label, but have you tasted the wine?  This batch is made with grapes from the Forbidden Desert Vineyard - which means the grapes were obsessively cared for by the famous Uncle Richard (Uncle Dick).  The new Tighty Whitey White is even brighter, cleaner, and more crisp than prior vintages.
 
Tighty Whitey White

A light floral nose with a middle of mingling pear and honey.  Subtle hints of chamomile and ginger add to a pleasing finish.

$20
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Come see us on October 3rd from 11:00 am to 7:00 pm to try the new Tighty Whitey and enjoy the celebration that marks the conclusion of harvest. 
 
How does this harvest compare to prior years? First, it was early and hot! Once again 2020 caught us off-guard…. damn you 2020.  Second, there was an influx of the bird population in New Mexican vineyards which left many vines picked over by birds before harvest.  This means the harvest was lean and batches will be slightly smaller.  If you fall in love with a 2020 vintage New Mexico wine, stock up - they will likely be more limited than prior years!

The grapes though… well, the birds were right.  It is BEAUTIFUL quality fruit and we will be eager to put the final product in the bottle!  By the end of October we will be bottling 2020 white and
rosé wine, the remaining 2018 red wine, and some of the 2019 red wine.  November is going to be a month of welcoming new wines to the Noisy family - just in time for the holiday season!
 
 
Back at the Forbidden Desert Vineyard were the living isn't easy, Richard is already strategizing for next year. He is busy mowing, mending soil, repairing trellises, and winter fertilizing.  He is also prepping old blocks of the vineyard so we can plant new vines in the spring.  As usual, he is obsessing over every detail and tending to the vines with the upmost care.

Richard's love of the Forbidden Dessert isn't unjustified - this vineyard (and his love for it) produces amazing grapes. 

Have you tried these Forbidden Desert favorites?

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2019
Skin-Fermented Chardonnay

• Buttery •
• Subtle Spice •
• Tart Apple •
$33.00
2019
Nuevo Nouveau

• Ripe Berry •
• Medium Body •
• Low Tannins •
$29.00
2019
Skin-Fermented Chenin Blanc

• Bold Mouth Feel •
• Juicy Peach •
• Soft Tannins •
$33.00
2019
Nuevo Verde

• Young •
• Bright Citrus •
• Crisp Finish •
$27.00
Sam Freed
 
August 22, 2019 | Sam Freed

Sunset at the Vineyard in Engle, NM

Watch the sun set at the vineyard! Desert thunderstorms were circling us all evening...a beautiful end to the day.
Sam Freed
 
August 16, 2019 | Sam Freed

Brix Testing at the Engle Vineyard

During harvest we continually test the brix level (sugar content) of our grapes. Head Winemaker, Jasper Riddle explains how we measure brix and what it means in the vineyard.

 

 

Time Posted: Aug 16, 2019 at 7:28 AM
Bailey Riddle
 
April 16, 2019 | Bailey Riddle

New Vineyard in Engle, NM

We have big news...


We're taking on a not-so-new vineyard!
 
 

Noisy Water Winery is taking over one of the oldest vineyards in New Mexico in a small town just outside of Truth or Consequences called Engle.  This old vineyard is filled with acres of Chardonnay, Pinot Noir, Chenin Blanc, and the biggest, baddest Cabernet Sauvignon vines you've ever seen! 

We're already in the process of pruning, implementing more sustainable water practices, and planting seeds to create a more biodynamic vineyard environment.

If you haven't already guessed, the man on the right is Jasper's uncle, Richard. Uncle Richard has over 40 years of experience in farming and will be taking over vineyard management... or, as he likes to tell us, he'll be "out standing in his field"... Get it?
 
If you'd like to stay up on the progress we are making and see some awesome footage of the vineyard as we go through the process of bringing life back to this vineyard, subscribe to our new YouTube channel!
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