Now that we are all free, we are free to do as we please, and of course, drink more wine!
April showers bring May flowers. In the vineyard, April means bud break and a chance of frost.
Most of our crew have been with us for more than 20 years. We are so fortunate to have a loyal and dedicated workforce in these times.
Right now we are in the middle of the pruning season when each vine must be pruned with special attention. This is not time for hackers! To me, pruning is an art.
What kind of business has you starting over every year? Growing grapes. That’s the answer.
Our winery is full and we are busy finishing fermentations, putting red wines to barrel, and preparing 2020 wines for bottling. The circle has no end.
Even though our crop is a little bit late, quality has been exceptional, especially in the Pinot Noir and the Clone 6 Cabernet Sauvignon.
The yield and quality of what we have picked thus far has been good and what we need is some good weather for the next six weeks with warm days, cool nights, and a delay in moisture until December.
We have had a good growing season with no excessive heat, and we have enough water to take care of the grapes.
Is it possible that we are just a few weeks from harvest? Yes! Time marches on and the vines have changed to a more mature color of green. The canes went from dark green to yellow and then brown, a good sign of maturity.