Out with the Old

 

This week we removed old vines from a small vineyard block, clearing out the roots and making space for new plants in the spring. #makesitlookeasy

Grafting

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:

Harvest 2017

Harvest has begun. We picked our first grapes of the harvest, Sonoma County Pinot Noir this past week. We also helped process some fruit in the cellar.  Cheers to a good and safe harvest!

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!

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)