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Grape harvest draws aspiring winemakers to Lavender Ridge

The grape harvest was celebrated in Luskville at Lavender Ridge Farm on Oct. 14, welcoming friends, family and strangers to help out with the picking. Ken Oreziak combs through the rows, seeking out any

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LUSKVILLE Oct. 14, 2017
The opportunity to help pluck grapes at Lavender Ridge Farm on Saturday for the annual harvest was one drawing many a helpful picker, but none more so than ambitious grape growers themselves.
With the bribe of a free lunch, the farm welcomed dozens for their vendange, as volunteers braved drizzling rain to help bring in the harvest.
“I’m helping them out, but learning at the same time,” said René Séguin, as he picked grapes in the back field. “It’s all steps and progress.”
Séguin is currently learning how to make and perfect his own wine, growing a few varieties of grapes on his property in Luskville. Learning how to blend and mix the grape strains, he enjoys the peace the hobby brings him.

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