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Treasure Chest Thursday – Mom Picking Grapes
March 22nd, 2012 by Jessica

Mom Picking Grapes at Rose Valley Winery

Mom Picking Grapes at Rose Valley Winery

As a follow-up to my recent blog post about Fame as part of my 52 Weeks of Personal Genealogy & History series, I present the latest addition to the collection of published family members.

My mom, Diane Kane, was featured in an article in the Ogemaw County Voice in Ogemaw County, Michigan.  This is from the October 22-November 11, 2011 issue which is Volume 1, Issue 16, Page 11.  She is shown picking grapes at the winery she is employed with in Rose City.

Fruit of the vine

Workers harvested red, green, and Delaware grapes at Rose Valley Winery’s vineyard on a recent beautiful fall weekend.  Celebrate the harvest at the 1st Annual Fall Wine Festival to be held Oct. 22 and Oct. 29, put on by Rose Valley Winery and Valley Mist vineyards, both of Rose City.  Free hayrides will run between the two wineries on these dates from noon until 5 p.m.

Top, right, Diane Kane, of Mio, has been picking grapes for the winery for the last few years; she also helps bottle the finished products at the winery; Above, Hunt and Kane help Blake Harrison, of Lupton, load bins of grapes to take back to the winery; Middle, The harvesting team moves on to another area of the vineyard; At right, “This work here only lasts a few weeks,” said Lee Hunt of Lupton, who directs the workers.  Hunt is a good friend of owner Adam Kolodziejski.  “Our season for harvesting is done when Adam says so.”

– Photos by Patti Brehler

How fun is that? What a treasure!

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