The vineyard showing a little sign of heat stress.
Tonight we took a walk through to see how our efforts to shoot and leaf thin on Monday paid off 5 days later. Things are looking pretty good. No sign of pests – clusters are looking healthy and medium vigor on most of our vines.
All the fruit is set. It’s now time to let the sunlight and airflow in. More thinning is done on the east side where the morning sun is cooler and won’t burn the grapes.
It’s June 8th. Our efforts to prevent any fungus from developing is paying off so far.
Chardonnay report: Very good vigor 4 – 10 clusters per vine average. Clusters measure approximately 1-2” in length.
Pinot Noir Report: Medium – Good Vigor (much better than last year) 4 – 6 clusters per vine averaging in size at approximately 1 – 1 1/2” in length.
Take a walk through the vineyard with us.
We’re getting ready to bottle our vintage 2019 Chardonnay. This may not be our long term label, but it’s a fun start.