We harvested my parent’s Niagara grapes yesterday and made juice. I picked the grapes and collected them in my turkey fryer pan. Then I separated the good fruits from the stems, leaves, and poor fruit. I took the fruit and squished them with my hands until I had burst all of them. I added some water and began boiling them for 1/2 hour, covered and on medium heat. I put the mush through a sieve, emptied the leftover mush into a ricer run over the sieve, then the mush left in the ricer went into a strainerbag and squeezed all the liquid I could get out of it. Then I poured the liquid through the strainer bag. I put the juice in a gallon wine jug in the refrigerator to settle out. We’ll taste it when it settles out to see if it will become juice, jelly, wine, or pyment.
Niagara Grapes Harvest and Processing.