Saturday, August 12, 2017

Net worth.

It may be my least favourite vineyard operation, but putting on the bird netting is worth the effort if I want any grapes to harvest at the end of the growing season.  I must say, the Pinot grigio crop looks beautiful; all that rain I suffered through last winter has, admittedly, had a beneficial effect on the grapevines.
Harvest 2017 has already begun.  Mumm Napa picked their first Pinot noir grapes, from Green Island Vineyards in the Carneros AVA, on Monday the 7th of August.  The Napa Valley sparkling wine producer is expecting a slightly larger than average crop.  I'm not surprised, the crop looks bountiful in Vinoland also.  I'm just hoping that Mother Nature behaves herself between now and harvest.


Dennis Tsiorbas said...

VG: Cool instructional photograph.
Sometimes your posts make me feel like one of Thuds little ones watching and waiting in anticipation; 'they' do say that getting older, like me, one enters another childhood.
Won't be long before you'll be testing the Brix level!
All-in-all, an exciting time, may the harvest be the best ever.

Thud said...

I do like that job.

Vinogirl said...

NHW: Seems that I am training you to become a viticulturist :)

Thud: I wish you had been here to do it for me then.