Springtime in the Vineyard
The month of May is coming to an end, and we are delighted to see the growth that this season has brought in the Estate's Vineyard. After bud break back in early April, our vines began to send out shoots and create a thick carpet of green across our vineyard's acres. Now, we are witnessing the next stage: flowering.
Tiny, hairlike structures emerge from the little round buds allowing for fertilization. Once fertilized, small green "berries" will begin to form, which eventually develop into grapes.
The vineyard is at its greenest in the spring and summer, full of life and growing more and more each day.
The life cycle of your favorite wines comes from humble, verdant beginnings like these.
Our recently replanted block of Petite Sirah and Zinfandel is happily thriving in the Livermore Valley sunlight.
Every block of the vineyard is hard at work, even our late ripener, Barbera. Though this varietal is generally last to reach bud break, it has already begun its bloom.
Monitoring the vineyard is a winemaking discipline, but it is also a study in the beauty of nature. Every vein of every leaf on every vine is a work of art, especially if captured in the morning sunlight.
Moving forward, we hope for consistent warm, sunny days to allow our grapes to begin maturing into a bountiful harvest this fall.
Want to enjoy what these vines have offered in the past?
Visit our tasting room or take advantage of our Mixed Case sale!