Daily Archive for March 30th, 2013

Chardonnay is First out of the Gate

Chardonnay buds early as does the Pinot Noir. This year, because we intentionally pruned the Pinot Noir as late as possible to delay its growth, Chardonnay is well ahead. Our Chardonnay is on a higher plateau and is less at risk from frost and late pruning is not necessary. If you enlarge the image you can see the appearance of the grape cluster.