Daily Archive for July 20th, 2014

DeeTours at the Winery Saturday July 19

7.20.14-deetoursClick image to enlarge:

Veraison

7.20.14-grapesVeraison, a French term for when the color of the grapes turn from green to red or green to yellow in the case of white grapes. From experience, the harvest usually begins 6 weeks from the beginning of veraison. This year harvest is expected to begin in the third week of August, earlier than normal which is usually at the beginning of September. We have not had much rain this year but it seems to have come at a good time and the weather is ideal, warm days, not too warm and cool nights. The canopies are excellent and the harvest looks to be excellent.

Re-Cycling

7.20.14-tank-tractorWater we use for cleaning barrels, tanks and machinery is drained by gravity to this old tanker and tractor. When the tanker is full it is distibuted over the vineyard. Both the tanker and tractor are over 30 years old.