Reader's Photo: Grape Harvest

Pete Taylor kindly sent us these photos he took of his grape harvest.

He said "The Fulshaw Park vintage looks like being the best ever; is anyone else producing wine from their own grapes in Wilmslow or Alderley? I'm thinking of giving it a try."

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Reader's Photo


Here's what readers have had to say so far. Why not add your thoughts below.

John Clegg
Tuesday 25th September 2018 at 7:05 pm
Do you know what grapes they are?
Pete Taylor
Tuesday 25th September 2018 at 7:44 pm
John, I can’t remember, there are two different vines, both lost their labels a while back!
John Clegg
Wednesday 26th September 2018 at 5:26 pm
If they appear ripe, try one or 2. I expect that you already have.
If they are quite sweet and appealing, then the chances are that they are table grapes - i.e. for eating.The preponderance of sweetness makes it less viable as a wine-making grape.

If they are tart and acidic, they are probably more like wine-producing grapes.

Are they outside? Or under glass?

We have just watched apples turning appealingly rose-y red this year - and edible - whereas all previous 12 summers have produced tart, green apples with no hint of red at all.
Robert Norris
Saturday 29th September 2018 at 8:56 pm
Thinking of growing a vine in a green house in Alderley Edge in a plant pot with the hole knocked out.
Would like to grow a red variety seeded for eating, do you have any advice for a beginner?
Where would l likely go to buy such a plant?

Regards Robert Norris