The weather this year has been quite unusual, but in a good way. Normally, we swing from quite warm days into quite cool and foggy days as our little valley is quite influenced by the Pacific Ocean via the Russian River. This year the grapegrowing season has been especially cool. This leads to the gradual accumulation of great aromas and flavors and we are quite excited to see the grapes continue to slowly mature.
How can it be August already? Time flies during the summer growing season as we are constantly working in the vineyard. Whether moving our trellis system wires up to contain and focus growth upwards or directing wayward shoots back into the trellis system; counting clusters and removing those lagging behing the rest; or watching our vine water status with our pressure bomb, the tasks never end until harvest!