It's the 1st of July already, wow! Everything in the vineyard looks good. Fruit set in the Syrah, Cabernet sauvignon and Pinot grigio vines looks normal. The berries are small and hard - still more than a full month away from the onset of veraison. The past 12 days of toasty weather were not quite hot enough to end the risk of infection from powdery mildew. High temperatures can harm the fungus, but only two days got over 95° F, so sulphur applications will still be necessary for a little while yet. All in all, I'm pretty pleased with this growing season. So far, so good.