Frank’s COOP Updates

March Update ~ 2018

March 31, 2018

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March Update ~ 2018

Happy Easter

Time Marches On…

The last days of March are giving me hope that winter is finally waning. My optimistic nature is counting on a farmer’s almanac rule-of-thumb, “In like a lion, out like a lamb.”

Winemaker’s Update…

As I mentioned in my last update, we are gearing up


February Update ~ 2018

February 28, 2018

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February Update ~ 2018

Winter ProjectI think it looks grape!

Wine Maker’s Report…

If I wait any longer, this would become my March update. I’m glad all the other months have more days, but if we have to pick a short month, a winter month is acceptable. Diane and I have been enjoying this less


Super Social Update ~ 2018

January 25, 2018

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Super Social Update ~ 2018

GOAT

Our Winter Social will be SUPER…

Here we go again. This coming Saturday’s winter social, 4-6pm will once again be a Pats Pep-Rally for the upcoming Super Bowl. Dress code is not optional. Patriots garb is the theme. If not, we will “Pat” you down at the


January Update ~ 2018

January 11, 2018

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January Update ~ 2018

What do we do on Cape Cod in the winter?
You’re getting warmer!

January 27, 4-6pm… Our Winter Social…

Diane and I wish you all a healthy, happy and meaningful holiday season. Always a time for reflection, renewal and a time to enjoy family and friendships. In the process, I expect


December Update ~ 2017

December 25, 2017

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December Update ~ 2017

My contribution for those wishing for a White Christmas

Merry Christmas my friends……

Diane and I wish you all a healthy, happy and meaningful holiday season. Always a time for reflection, renewal and a time to enjoy family and friendships. In the process, I expect most of you will toast the season


November Update, 2017

November 23, 2017

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November Update, 2017

Many thanks to all of the coop faithful that lend a helping hand or two this wine making season.

Happy Thanksgiving from our family to yours…

Thanksgiving is my personal favorite holiday of the year, and I often hear the same sentiment from others. It’s all about family, friends, reflection, and giving


Second October Update, 2017

October 27, 2017

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Second October Update, 2017

Elixir of the Gods

Website…

If you have burning anxiety because you may have missed a Coop update, God forbid, our First Crush Winery website… firstcrushwinery.com, provides easy access to the last few updates.

Our Ship Came In…

Our website is now functional for online ordering. If a Coop member


Press Alert 2, September, 2017

October 2, 2017

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Press Alert 2, September, 2017

Press Schedule…

If any of you can assist, our final press days will be this coming Wednesday, October 4th for our Sangiovese and the following day, Thursday, for our cabernet. Please note…if I test an incomplete conversion of sugar to alcohol with the Sangiovese on Tuesday, I will send a


Updated Press Alert 1, September, 2017

September 21, 2017

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Updated Press Alert 1, September, 2017

Good to the Last Drop!

Storm Press Update…

Tomorrow’s press is on. Weatherman predicting showers tomorrow and the next day, so I have no choice. Fermentation is complete on our zin blend, so tomorrow is as good as any.

The Good News…

I have set


Press Alert 1, September, 2017

September 20, 2017

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Press Alert 1, September, 2017

Active Fermentation…
CO2 production pushes the grape skins to the top… we come to the winery three times daily to punch down the cap for rehydration and stimulation of the process.

Press Schedule…

Last Wednesday, Many coop faithful crushed 8 tons of our Primitivo Zinfandel, Petite Sirah blend. Since


Crush Alert 1, 2017

September 11, 2017

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Crush Alert 1, 2017

Vino 2017… Let’s begin!

Change in Plans…
If you attended our harvest social this last Saturday, I announced that due to accelerated ripening of grapes in CA, due to the hotter than usual weather, our zinfandel grapes would arrive this next Thursday and we would have a mini-crush event for 8 tons


First September Update, 2017

September 5, 2017

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First September Update, 2017

Anxiety Is Building…Approximately three weeks until our 2017 crush.
Keep an eye out for details in the days leading up to crush and press.

Happy Labor Day

September Pre-Harvest Social…

Less than one week to go. Saturday, September 9th, 4-6pm. This is our celebratory pre-harvest social