Special thank you to Josh Stein, Brands Manager at Hagafen Cellars for generously giving us of his time for our Report from the Vineyard.
Are there any specific events or tasks in the Month of May?
Yes, usually in May we begin to check the grape blooms to see if nutrient adjustments will be needed going into Late-Spring. Basically, we are looking at the petioles and leaves to see the general health of the new growth-about six inches growing out of the older, woody vines.
Covenant Wines have been met with rave reviews. Winemaker Jeff Morgan took a few minutes from his busy schedule to share his philosophy and journey in becoming a world class winemaker.
When did you begin your career as a winemaker?
In 1988, I’d had enough of my career as a saxophone player in NY and France (where I had been the bandleader at the Grand Casino in Monte Carlo) and decided to pursue my other passion: wine. I moved with my young family from Manhattan to the East End of Long Island, where I found work at a fledgling winery.