The Grapes of Early Summer

The 2015 growing season is well on its way. From bare stocks in March, the vines have grown 3 to 4 feet and the grapes are noticeable green berries. All grapes start out green; in the next 30-45 the red grapes will start the process of going from green to red. It is a great time to be in wine country as the grapes are changing. This is the second year in a row that we have received very little rain. We are supposed to get 35 inches, last year we got 5, this year we got 9 inches just about all in one day. The vines get their water through their roots and don’t require a lot of water. The drought of 2014 & 2015 will actually make the wine even better; less water in the berries means more flavor in the grapes. Word is the 2014 wines will be awesome.

Will let you know in a few months when harvest will be. Late September and all of October is a great time to visit wine country!!