Monday, May 24, 2010

Weather and Grapes

Mother Nature is a huge part of growing grapes and making wine, especially since wine is made in the vineyard.

When rain comes we just think about how we will have to mow more, with wind it is worrying about what will blow over and when frost comes we worry about all our young plants...well that is precisely what happened to our Viognier grapes this year...FROST! We lost all our Viognier grapes to the frost.

Not to worry Cabernet Franc lovers...those grapes are fine and flourishing. That is one of the problems about being a farmer/grape grower...some years you get an excellent harvest and some years you don't, but you only have that one year to harvest worthy fruit to make into wine.

Cheers to a good 2010 harvest!

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