It is my pleasure to announce the launch of Thousand Islands Winery’s new website. The new website will provide customers with a more user friendly online shopping experience while streamlining the ordering process. It will allow mobile devices such as smart phones and tablets to navigate easily throughout the website. This huge upgrade shall provide Thousand Islands Winery's online customers with a satisfying shopping experience and will result in faster processing of orders.
Every year, Thousand Islands Winery improves its facilities located at its winery in Alexandria Bay. In 2015, Thousand Islands Winery will host over 20 weddings plus wedding showers, bridal showers, rehearsal dinners, and other private events. Additionally, the Winery has added another fully furnished cottage for daily or weekly rentals for a total of 3 on-site cottages. These cottages are popular as part of the wedding packages as we happily provide special discounts to all wedding guests.
In 2014, the winery purchased a state of the art mechanical grape harvester. In 2015, Thousand Islands Winery will offer custom grape harvesting which includes the use of the harvester and the man power for operation of the equipment.
It enables the operator to mechanically harvest approximately 2 to 3 acres of grapes per hour. This mechanical grape harvester is gentle on the fruit and the vines, while providing unmatched quickness in harvesting clean fruit.
Moscato wine is a very popular variety in the United States and is gaining more and more fans each year. In an effort to satisfy our customers' desires, Thousand Islands Winery has elected to produce Muscato in 2015! This is going to be an exciting new release for us. The Winery has produced approximately 500 gallons, so it will initially only be available at the winery’s Tasting Room. As production increases over the next few years, it will be available at Farmer’s Markets and at Wine Stores.
It appears that Mother Nature was kinder in 2014 than in 2013. This past winter was colder, but with ample snow cover, the vines had a much better survival rate. We expect only minimal winter damage from this past winter and expect a beautiful crop in the fall!
Steve Conaway, President
Thousand Islands Winery