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Mount Baker Vineyards to host u-pick event

Steve Anderson harvests pinot gris grapes at Mount Baker Vineyards west of Deming on Nov. 1, 2011.
Steve Anderson harvests pinot gris grapes at Mount Baker Vineyards west of Deming on Nov. 1, 2011. pdwyer@bhamherald.com

Wine enthusiasts and home winemakers will have a chance to score some locally grown grapes this weekend.

Mount Baker Vineyards & Winery will host a U-pick event 11 a.m. to 4:30 p.m. Sept. 10-11. Co-owner Patricia Clark-Finley said the business had such a large harvest last year that it decided to set aside some rows so people can pick Siegerrebe and Madeleine Angevine grapes. Both varieties are white wine grapes.

Clark-Finley asks customers to bring their own bucket and clippers and dress for the weather, which is expected to be cloudy with a possibility of rain. Picked grapes will sell for 75 cents a pound and staff will show customers the best way to harvest the grapes.

The winery is at 4298 Mount Baker Highway. For details, call 360-592-2300.

Dave Gallagher: 360-715-2269, @BhamHeraldBiz

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