Measuring the Brix

Every year, as harvest nears, we go out and take a sampling of grapes from throughout the vineyard and measure the “brix” – or the sugar content. To do so, we put them in a small plastic bag and squish them to bring out the juices. Then, we pour a bit of the juice into the “refractometer” and get a reading. Today, the brix measured 16.5.

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