Saturday, October 12, 2013

Harvest 2013 is at an end.

Today was the final day of harvest in Vinoland, but it also happened to be the earliest date that we have ever brought in our Cabernet Sauvignon fruit.  Picking went without a hitch and the grapes looked great - although the yield seemed to be a tiny bit down from last year.
The vines will now begin the process of shutting down for the winter and it seems they'll be getting a helping hand from Mother Nature, temperature wise.  With temps as low as 40° F the past couple of mornings the vines will probably enter dormancy a tad earlier this year than any previous growing season. 
May thy slumber be blessed - see you next spring kids!


Dennis Tsiorbas said...

Vinogirl, may the wine be a delight and the earth rest!
The fall grape leaf (Cabernet?) looks like it had a jade necklace! Nice!

Vinogirl said...

NHW: Yes, it is a Cabernet Sauvignon leaf - wearing a virus perhaps and not a necklace.