MEDINA, N.Y.- Wine maker Jonathan Oakes doesn't get to chose when he collects his harvest. But to create an ice wine, the temperatures Wednesday were perfect.
'We wait until about 18 degrees Fahrenheit for a minimum of four hours," Oakes said. "That's enough to freeze all the water content inside the berry."
And so for Oakes, and the rest of his family at the Leonard Oakes Estate Winery in Medina, working through the cold temperatures is just one part of making ice wine.
"There are very few places in the world that can do this, we need a temperature throughout the regular season to get us a fully ripen grape," Oakes said.