We have leaf drop! That means the nightly temperatures have dropped well below 30° F for several days & the vines are now dormant. The vibrant colors that graced our vineyard have faded. The longest job of the vineyard – pruning each vine – has now begun and will continue until February.
Aah cool mornings! Out in the vineyard by 6am, the crew beats the heat & takes advantage of the fog cover. They recently finished removing leaves from the “fruit zone” to help the grapes ripen uniformly. It’s a lot of hand work!