Preparing for new vines

As we continue to check on our growing vineyards, we’re also working on a project to remove old, dying vines from a hillside vineyard.  Digging holes in rock isn’t easy, but these men are up for the job!

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Budbreak

We’ve finished pruning in the vineyards. After a couple weeks of warm sunshine and then rains, we have bud break.  The first signs of the 2016 vintage.  Spring is here. It’s a beautiful and green time to be in wine country.  Cheers!

Here are a few photos, taken this week, from a vineyard in Sonoma County:

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For more about bud break in the region, check out the article from The North Bay Business Journal: Winegrape vines sprout in Sonoma, Napa, Lake counties.