Wednesday, August 12, 2015

I saw some grapes.

I saw a lot of grapes, actually.  Of late, I have been reading in the local newspaper about the beginning of the 2015 harvest, hither and thither, in Napa vineyards.  It wasn't until my commute to TWWIAGE this morning that I witnessed several harvests for myself.  (Notably, Sauvignon blanc on the Silverado Trail - belonging to Mondavi, methinks.)  It's a fun time of year, but also the beginning of a very busy time.
This curlicue Orange muscat tendril, photographed some three weeks ago, is now a thing of the past: these vines are definitely going through veraison.  Another vintage is on the way.


Dennis Tsiorbas said...

Having finally visited the area you live makes me sad that I couldn't have spent much more time there!
Dry, frighteningly so and all; beautiful and exciting place! Loved the Freemont and Mel's diners not to mention the many wineries and people we met!

Vinogirl said...

NHW: Napa's not going anywhere, you will have other visits.
Yes, we are in a drought, but it Cali is always tinderbox dry come late summer.