This summer has been tough for everything, except for the vines! This dry weather is ideal for growing grapes. The lack of rain reduced the disease pressure and allowed for a very controlled amount of water to reach the berries. We were able to keep the fruit on the vines longer, creating a higher concentration of sugars. That means deeper flavors, more body and higher alcohol content. We harvested about 2250 lbs. at a 26 brix. Very exciting and going to be the BEST wine!
Thank you to all the volunteers that braved the 100 degree weather, wasps and ants, and a very early morning! Without you we would probably still be picking!