We are right in the middle of growing the 2012 grapes. The crop is taking shape and looks promising. We are starting to prepare for harvest mode. It’s that time again.
Spring is off to a fast start. After several hot days and a good rain, the vines are three weeks ahead of last year. 2011 was one of our coolest growing seasons, yielding one of our smallest crops.
It seems we farmers, “dirtmen”, either talk about the crop or we talk about the weather.
Harvest is over and we’re well into the pruning.