Daily Archive for May 14th, 2013

Pinot Noir Today

5.14.13-pinot-setPinot Noir and Chardonnay have flowered and set. Now we only have to worry about Bambi. The lack of rain is driving deer and other wildlife closer to the river. Deer will not kill the vine but prevent growth by eating the tips of the canes.

We have some blocks that are protected by fencing but not all. The good part is deer usually eat only at the edges – we hope…

If the drought persists we may have to revisit the idea of fencing. For now the vines look good and the harvest plentiful.