It’s all green in the vineyard. New shoots and grafted vines:
We’re making a second pass through the vineyards, suckering and tucking canes between the trellis wires. We expect to see flowering soon.
The plants are growing! We’re starting to sucker the vines, and preparing other vineyards.
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:
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.