Wednesday, July 7, 2010

2010 Vineyards Looking Good

Our Cabernet Franc vineyard is looking good in all this heat. Previously we had heat and rain which created a lot of vigor so we have hedged, leaf-pulled and dropped some fruit so all the vines energy is going into producing the best fruit.
We have eliminated herbicides which is what we used to spray at the bottom of the vines to keep the weeds down. We now just let it grow and pull them out by hand when needed.
All in all, with the late frost behind us and a heat wave on us, the vines are 3 weeks ahead of schedule and looking good. A shower or two of rain wouldn't hurt.