My family has been picking grapes nearly every year for 20 years at Jerome’s U-Pick Grapes. They do supply wagons, boxes, and shears, but you’re welcome (and encouraged) to bring your own.
The grape-picking season usually begins shortly after Labor Day and continues until late-October, or until the harvest is complete. Keep in mind, not all varieties ripen at the same time. We usually set our sights on late September, usually about the time of Naples Fest.
Who knew there were so many grape varieties?
You’ll be picking from dozens of varieties, including familiar Concord and Niagara, and unusual Jupiter, Venus, and Mars.
From their website: “All of our 20 varieties are available for “you-picking”, depending only on ripeness and availability. Keep in mind, not all varieties ripen at the same time.
Go for the grapes, stay for the view!
Jerome’s is located just south of the Village of Naples in the beautiful rolling hills surrounded by Cohocton, the Italy Valley, and Prattsburgh.
It’s the perfect time to visit as the leaves are just starting to change to their autumn colors but haven’t yet begin to thin out.
More information about Jerome’s U-Pick Grapes
Located in Naples, roughly 1 hour / 45 miles from Rochester (get directions)
More information: jeromesupick.com or call 1-800-UPICKIT
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