2017 Harvest is just around the corner, can’t believe where the time goes!
It is shaping up be a very good year. The weather (so far) has been cooperating this summer and I’m guessing we will harvest around the third week of September. Our winemaker from Hanzell (the grapes we sell) was very pleased at the balance of the fruit/canopy when he visited Saturday and we are both guessing 4+ tons of fruit this year.
As you can see from the photo, we netted the vineyard 2 weeks ago to keep the birds from eating our grapes. Now we just have to monitor the sugars and taste for the next 6 weeks and perform deficit irrigation (20% less water than normal).
Of course that means I only have 6 weeks to get in shape for harvest!!!