2013 Grape Harvest, Luckey Vineyards (video)


Luckey Vineyards
Luckey Vineyards


VT Does Ohio Wines

By Gordon Duff, Senior Editor

Vineyard managment in Ohio is a battle against herbacides, wild animals, bad weather and two dozen crop diseases.

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Few vineyards in the region still bother to work with the Niagara grape.  The French hybrids are much more popular.

However, cold fermentation, proper vineyard management sticking to low yields and luck produces far better wines than many of the overfertilized Chardonnays we are getting from Arizona and Mexico.

This was yesterday, me in a couple of rows of Riesling, wishing we could have harvested a bit later.


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Gordon Duff posted articles on VT from 2008 to 2022. He is a Marine combat veteran of the Vietnam War. A disabled veteran, he worked on veterans and POW issues for decades. Gordon is an accredited diplomat and is generally accepted as one of the top global intelligence specialists. He manages the world's largest private intelligence organization and regularly consults with governments challenged by security issues. Duff has traveled extensively, is published around the world, and is a regular guest on TV and radio in more than "several" countries. He is also a trained chef, wine enthusiast, avid motorcyclist, and gunsmith specializing in historical weapons and restoration. Business experience and interests are in energy and defense technology.