Dan Snodgrass and Ron BIshop pull off netting to keep birds from the rows of grapes at Davenport Orchards and Winery on Saturday. The winery relies on volunteers to pick grapes they will use for wines, such as their Charlotte’s Red wine — one of the best sellers.
Volunteers took to the long rows of Fredonia grapes at Davenport winery Saturday. Winery co-owner Greg Shipe said it takes 17 pounds of grapes to make one bottle of wine.
Neil Schomaker, Lawrence, and his father, Fred Schomaker, St. Paul, Minn., were just two of the volunteers who picked grapes at the Davenport winery Saturday.
Scott Watts, 45, of Paola, picks grapes for what will become this year’s wine at Davenport Orchards and Winery on Saturday.
Volunteers such as Dan Snodgrass, 70, Eudora, pulled a net from the tops of grapes at Davenport Winery Saturday.