Moya and grapes
“They’re still a few weeks off, said Sydney Weitz Nederend of Koenig-Skoria Vineyards.
“This year’s crop is looking awesome,” said Idaho Wine Commission Executive Director Moya Shatz Dolsby. “We had a slow start, but it’s been very even all summer, which is what we want.”
Farmers are harvesting the first grapes, but at Koenig, the Nederends say they're still 3-4 weeks out before they'll start picking.
"They need a little more time on the vine," said Weitz-Nederend. She says the harvest will start suddenly when the grapes ripen and then they'll work around the clock to get the crop in.
This is a big year at Koenig, the Nederends purchased the Winery last spring and are open daily for tours, lunch, and dinner.
"We're thrilled and honored to be carrying on the old world wine traditions that Greg has curated over the years. We actually started this relationship with him six years ago. We needed some help and we found him here and he lent us a helping hand and taught us so much of what we know now," said Sydney.
Wine touring has become big business in Idaho so sit back and listen as a group goes through the Koenig winery recently purchased by James and Sydney Nederend. The Nederends were the tour guides.