Kim O’Reilly, 37, of Ocean View, harvested some Viognier grapes at Natali Vineyards’ grape-picking party.

Learn about how wine is made in a special grape-picking session on Thursday, Sept. 30, at Natali Vineyards in Cape May.

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During the free event, winemakers Alfred Natali and Ray Pensari will explain how they grow 15 varietals of grape — a different grape is harvested each Thursday — and guide participants through grape-picking techniques. After picking, learn about the winemaking process, including tips on how to store wine from the cellar to the refrigerator.

Grape picking begins at 9 a.m. at the vineyard. The event includes a complementary Tuscan-style lunch Pensari prepares at 12:30 p.m., along with a glass of wine.

Natali Vineyards is located at 221 N. Delsea Drive. For more details, call 609-465-0075 or go to


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