A SNAIL LOVE SHACK
Snail mating season starts in the spring and lasts until early summer. When two snails who are both ready to mate meet, it is not a mere stroke of luck. They have a gland on their head that emits an attractive scent to lure other snails to them.
We have set up a special snail love shack in the old Gugumuck Farm pigsty. Inside, a perfect month of May is carefully simulated. This keeps our vineyard snails in the mating mood. We harvest the eggs manually to create our gourmet delicacy Vienna Escargot Caviar, or Escargot Pearls.