Daily Archive for August 15th, 2009

Lafond Vineyards August 14, 2009

Pinot Noir

The vineyard has been netted and veraison ( the change in color) is almost complete. Winemaker Bruce McGuire estimates that harvest will begin mid- September.

Workers have gone through the vineyard, working under the nets, dropping all green fruit –  fruit that has not begun or only partially begun changing color –  in order to balance the vine and even ripening. The effort now is to make sure that we pick with as little variance in ripeness as possible.