Thursday, July 25, 2013

Meanwhile, in the Syrah vines...

...veraison is also moving along nicely, thank you very much.  Although, my Syrah vines are not as far along as the Cabernet Sauvignon vines at TWWIAGE.  But then it is much warmer up in Oakville than it is down here in Coombsville.  Still, it looks like everyone in the valley is in for an early 2013 harvest, especially if the growing conditions continue to be as agreeable as they have up to this point.  A friend who works at Mumm Napa told me that they are going to start bringing grapes in on July 29th - that's about 3 weeks early (as compared to previous harvests).  Yikes, I'd better get my picking knife sharpened.

7 comments:

Thud said...

Our home grown picking crew is maturing nicely and in a couple of years we can do your harvest in house!

Vinogirl said...

Thud: I'm counting on that.

Dennis Tsiorbas said...

Family! How wonderful:)
The Hills are alive with the sound of music!

Thomas said...

My wife is in Normandy right now, and she says the weather is cool. Looks like each year we trade weather with Europe...but our summers are definitely getting hotter and extended.

For the first time since I've lived here (29 years) we have gotten tomatoes to ripen by the third week in July. Always was sometime in August before tomatoes ripened, thanks to our usually cool evenings, which in July we had few.

Harvest may be early here, too, although, the weather has cooled some in the past two days.

Vinogirl said...

NHW: I think, as we pick, we'll leave the singing to the Von Trapps.

Tomasso: I didn't get ANY tomatoes in 2011, in California for God's sake!

phlegmfatale said...

Your photos are so brilliant. I envy you your work. It must be so envigorating to work with such beauty and to know that these little orbs hold the promise of delight for yourself and so many others. And they are so incredibly pretty.

Vinogirl said...

Phlegmmy: Thanks, but I feel I haven't been doing a very good job in the photo dept. lately, just not practising enough.