Oh – they’re starting to blush. Just as lovely as can be! And, this is such a significant event in the vineyard that there’s a name for it: veraison.
They’re still awfully sour, but this beginning blush tells us that the sugar is on its way up and the acid is on its way down. Before you know it Geoff , our Winemaker, will be gathering samples for tasting and analysis and that first load of grapes will be knocking on our door! Here’s to the 2010 harvest!
More about the annual vineyard cycle