Suckering

We’re in the vineyard removing extra suckers from the vines, so the plants can focus their energies on the shoots that will produce fruit.  Stay cool this week!

Update from the Vineyard

We’ve been keeping busy in the vineyard. We’ve started suckering the vines and are excited for this year’s grapes.  Here are some recent photos:

Record rainfall

As winter hangs on, we’re expecting more rain this week.

It’s over! Startlingly green hills, surging rivers and the snow-wrapped Sierra Nevada had already signaled what Gov. Jerry Brown made official Friday: The long California drought is over. There are still counties in the San Joaquin Valley stricken by dried-up wells, but most of the state is now out of the woods. Los Angeles Times

Wettest year on record in Santa Rosa.

 

Budbreak 2017

 

budbreakbud·break. noun. The opening of a dormant bud, when the shoot begins to grow. The time or season of such growth. (source: your dictionary.com)