Thursday, March 03, 2016
In my haste, last weekend, to prune through as much of the Syrah as I possibly could I didn't even think to check the table grapes. There are three table grape vines in Vinoland; July Muscat, Crimson Seedless and Red Globe. The budwood for these vines came from a small demonstration vineyard that used to grow alongside the student vineyard at Napa Valley College (alas, bulldozed out years ago), so I am a tad sentimentally attached to these vines. The three vines are prolific producers, most years bearing more fruit than Vinomaker and I can eat ourselves, so we share. I will be pruning this vine today to ensure we have an abundance of table grapes in the summer.