We’re making progress – or I should say the vines are. A few weeks ago we reported that the vines were in flower. Well, they’re all done now and things are developing nicely!
We’ve gone from this:
The weather has been quite agreeable and it looks like came through without any of the problems that plagued us last year.
We had a little bit of heat in early May but, since then, it’s been remarkably mild, even a bit chilly some days. If this sort of weather continues it will slow things up a bit, which isn’t good or bad – it just depends on what happens weatherwise between now and harvest.
It’s time for cluster counts and, perhaps, thinning. Shoot and leaf thinning is ongoing. More on the vineyard annual cycle.