Hattie Hill Vineyard
Grant Award: $3,000 — Harvesting Equipment
Robert is purchasing harvesting equipment that will greatly increase the efficiency of harvesting and transporting grapes. The equipment will be shared with up to 20 farmers in his region.
Robert sells his grapes to multiple wineries in Western North Carolina and grows a grape variety that is in high demand. He expects to increase production from five tons to six in 2011.