Long before there was Glorie Farm Winery, there was Glorie Farms (also previously known as Stoneside Farm). We grow about 20 acres of fruit produce: Peaches, nectarines, pears, apples, quince, black currants, and wine grapes. Though we do not offer pick-your-own, our fresh-picked fruit is available to our visitors for purchase in season. If you’ve never had a fresh, juicy peach straight from the tree, you are in for an incredible treat! Once you’ve had a true fresh fruit experience, you’ll look differently at the fruit in the grocery store. You will know that if peaches bear stickers saying they’re from Georgia, then the sign above them that says “Tree-Ripened Peaches” simply isn’t true. Our peaches ripen on a tree; their peaches ripen on a truck. There’s a world of difference between the two, and once you’ve had the real thing, you can’t possibly go back to the other stuff.
Grapes are harvested in September and October. The weather can sometimes be unpleasant in upstate New York, but fresh fruit has to be picked when it’s ready whether the sun is shining or not. We’ve picked in pouring rain, and that’s not much fun; sometimes, we get lucky, and the weather at harvest time is gorgeous.