We have had a couple of weeks of great weather here at the vineyard.
Temperatures have been in the solid mid to high 90’s so I think we have made up a little ground from the cool late spring temps we experienced. This year for degree days we are at 1467 degree days and last year we were at 1836. As of now we are probably 7 to 10 days behind last year
but the upcoming weather looks to be good so ground should be made up.Overall cluster seem to have a few more berries/cluster than last year.
We anticipate seeing some veraison next week. Crop load counts and weights are still being taken and should be finalized within the next week. Sergio and the crew are finishing up the last of the leaf stripping and the first fruit thinning pass should begin the first week of August. Looking forward to a great harvest and another outstanding vintage!
Brian Weinmann and Luke Ransom
Pictures By: Jesse Heinle