The vineyard is looking great as we head into July. We have thinned our fruit and canopy in preparation for the warm sunshine of July and August. The chambourcin is full of fruit and so is the Vidal Blanc.
The early spring gave us a jump on the season and we escaped by the skin of our teeth on 2 early frosts. The weather has been cool and our plants were growing slow and falling behind but the 90's arrived just in time for the bloom. Things have really jumped in the last 3 weeks.
With less rain, the threat of fungal infection has reduced and now we will just sit back and let it grow. August we will need to begin putting bird nets down and then Sept. and Oct. we will find out what quality our fruit loks like for the 2017 vintage.
Remember our Fri. And Sat. Concerts if you want to come out and see our vines in their full growth. They look beautiful.