Martell’s last grape harvest

September 19, 2012 at 7:00 am in Hudson Star-Observer

The 2012 harvest at Martell Vineyards last weekend was a bittersweet event.
Not only did a harsh growing year with a spring frost wipe out the La Crescent grapes and reduce the total harvest to about half last year’s 37-ton production, but also owner Tom Martell, who established the five acres of grapes outside Somerset, died just five weeks before the harvest.
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