With the rootstock settled into its new home on a mountain side, we grafted cabernet franc budwood last week, adding a new block to one of our favorite vineyard sites. Here are some photos from grafting:
Good morning! Balloon sighting in the vineyard:
We’re starting to see the first signs of verasion, as the grapes ripen and begin to turn color.
Photos from last week in the vineyard:
Here is a link to the heat advisory issued today by the National Weather Service for the North Bay area through Thursday evening.
“A Heat Advisory means that a period of hot temperatures is
expected. The hot weather will create a situation in which heat
illnesses are possible. Drink plenty of fluids…stay in an air-
conditioned room…stay out of the sun…and check up on
relatives and neighbors. Avoid leaving pets or family members in
Verasion has started in the vineyard, the red varietals are ripening and turning green to red.