Every winemaker goes into hyper mode as harvest approaches. Who wouldn’t? The success of the entire year rests upon decisions made in a few weeks of frenzied activity.
For Kelly Urbanik Koch, the winemaker at Macari Vineyards in Mattituck, Vintage 2013 was the culmination of far more than a year’s tending of grapes and readying equipment for the crush. She and her fiancé, Rob Koch, chose Sept. 7 as their wedding day. (more…)