2015 Vineyard Update June 16 2015

 

The 2015 growing season is off to a very warm start!  Temperatures have already climbed into the 90’s and have been notably warmer than average throughout the season.  As a result, the growing season is ahead of average. 

Bloom is in full swing and should continue for a couple of weeks.  It looks as though the warm, dry weather should continue throughout this year’s bloom, which is perfect conditions for vines during this phase.  This year marked the earliest start to bloom since the vines were planted, a full two and a half weeks ahead of average.

Similarly, the vines have been growing at an incredibly rapid pace. We’ve seen a foot to a foot and a half of growth in the last 4-5 days.  This type of growth results in many healthy leaves, which is good to have during bloom in order to contribute to a good fruit set. 

So far, 2015 looks like another stellar vintage, similar to 2014.  Cheers to another good vintage!