Only Custom Crush Facility on East Coast Busy in 2003
Mar 2004 Issue of Wine Business Monthly
Gridlock at harvest time nearly overwhelmed the East Coast's only custom crush facility in 2003. The red varietals of Long Island's North Fork--Merlot, Cabernet Franc and Cabernet Sauvignon--all started coming off the vines at the same time and the demand for facilities meant weeks of around-the-clock work for the crew at Premium Wine Group in Mattituck, New York.Last Fall, PWG, created by a group of Long Island winemakers and directed by Australian-trained Russell Hearn, was coasting into its f...
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