Pressing merlot at Bedell: Sunday Scene

Credit: Barbaraellen Koch photos

Credit: Barbaraellen Koch photos

This week’s “Sunday Scene” comes to us from Bedell Cellars in Cutchogue.

Bedell winemaker Richard Olsen-Harbich and staff were hard at work pressing merlot, Long Island’s signature varietal, at the Cutchogue winery this week.


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Juice from the red ripe grapes has a long journey before it becomes rich, complex wine like Bedell’s musée blend. By many accounts, 2014 is shaping up to be a banner year in terms of grape yield, but we will report more on that later this week.

Visit Bedell’s Facebook page for more stunning harvest photos.

Enjoy!

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Bedell winemaker Richard Olsen-Harbich

Bedell winemaker Richard Olsen-Harbich

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