A Verdant Vineyard Update
May is a special time in the vineyard. The vines and leaves are bursting forth with verdant fervor, soaking in the return of warm, sunny days. The mornings are filled with birdsong as the sunlight creeps over the acres of green tendrils. The air is clear and breathes with the potential innate to every growing season. We invite you to take a virtual walk through the vineyard with us through these photos, all of which have been captured on the estate in the last week.
It is hard to believe that barely over a month ago, these rows were brown barren branches and cane, pruned back and barely out of dormancy. Now, they are nothing short of lush.
The only objective of the vines in this stage is to grow. Some varieties expand wildly, shooting out tendrils of new growth, reaching across the rows and up toward the sky, while others fill out with leaves.
Some of our vines are still getting started on the vegetal growth stage, but we know that good things take time.
In this stage, you can also see little green clusters. In the next stage, flowering, these will burst into tiny little blossoms.
This young Sauvignon Blanc has only scratched the surface of its potential growth.
Some mornings, there is a slight hazy fog that disappears shortly before sunrise. This is one of the factors that makes our climate unique and influences our wines’ terroir.
The very new block of Petite Sirah immediately in front of the Rubino Estates Tasting room is also showing great promise.
The fairly young Cabernet vines, shown basking in the afternoon sun in the photo above, are also expanding, reaching up and out.
This fledgling Zinfandel vine is full of promise, taking its time to reach full maturity.
Sunlight is a welcome and precious resource to our dear vines. From this generous light, they receive the energy to photosynthesize and thrive, becoming fruit-bearing beauties.
We love to see that way the leaves catch the first light of the day, glowing and growing.
A thick and lush vine like this gets us excited for what the future holds. We can’t wait to see how summer looks out here!
We hope you have enjoyed this look into the vibrant and verdant growth stage of our estate vineyard! Take a closer look when you visit the Estate through Experiences like our Duck Tour!