Wednesday, July 20, 2016

Overachievers in Oakville.

No sight of veraison in Vinoland yet, but up in Oakville (at TWWIAGE) the onset of ripening in the Cabernet Sauvignon vines has definitely begun.  It's not a question of commercial farming over amateur farming (me, being the amateur), it is quite simply a matter of climate - it's quite a bit toastier 15 miles north of Vinoland in Oakville.  The first sign of veraison in Vinoland is usually in the Syrah and/or Pinot grigio vines, so I will keep an eye on them.  It's an exciting time of year if you're a grape because Mother Nature has decided that you need filling up with sugar, yum!
Posts have been a bit scarce on Vinsanity as my family arrived from England last Thursday.  I have had 5 fun-packed, but tiring days.  I intend to do some wine related outings with Thud, so hopefully I will have some fresh material to write about.  Stay tuned.


New Hampshire Wineman said...

I take it that the sun is shining on Thud and the crew! The real question is he subject to veraison (turning pink, red, and purple) under that Cali sunshine?

Thomas said...

Tell Thud it rained today in Great Britain.

Vinogirl said...

NHW: Actually, Thud is extremely olive skinned, so no red skin for him.

Tomasso: What part? The southern part of the country has much better weather than up in Liverpool.

Thomas said...

VG: I don't know what part. Isn't it always safe to say that it rained somewhere in Great Britain?

Vinogirl said...

Tomasso: You have a point there (except for the mini heatwave they just had).